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KQ and Congo Airways sign partnership deal

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi witness the signing of a partnership deal between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways by KQ Chief Executive Allan Kilavuka and his Congo counterpart Desire Balazire Bantu/ PSCU

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his Congolese host Felix Tshisekedi on Thursday witnessed the signing of a partnership agreement between Kenya Airways and Congo Airways.

The agreement will see the two national carriers partner in air craft maintenance, training and sharing of excess capacity.

Also included in the two-year agreement is a route and code sharing provision aimed at expanding the carriers domestic, African and international networks. Its overarching objective is viability and sustainability of the airlines,

The partnership agreement was signed by Kenya Airways Group CEO Allan Kilavuka and his Congo Airways counterpart Desire Balazire Bantu.

“We are pleased to have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Congo Airways to strengthen aviation ties between Kenya and DR Congo,” Kenya Airways said.

Present during the signing were Foreign Affairs CS Raychelle Omamo, her Devolution counterpart Eugene Wamalwa and Kenya’s Ambassador to DR Congo Dr George Masafu.

The deal was signed on the last day of President Kenyatta’s three-day State visit of DR Congo.

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