Kenya, South Africa mulling plan to launch continental airline
Kenya Airways (KQ) and South African Airways (SA) are collaborating to form a pan-African airline, Zawya reports citing Kenyan Wall Street Exchange.
Leaders of both countries namely William Ruto of Kenya and South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa are discussing the feasibility of the project.
“We have agreed that that agreement should be progressed forward as it presents an opportunity for South Africa and Kenya to work together to build a pan-African airline,” Ruto said.
“We are committed to ensuring that the agreement that was signed between our two airlines goes forward,” Ramaphosa said.
“We look forward to making sure that the agreement that was signed eventually brings about a pan-African airline,” he added.
The state carriers of both countries in November last year signed a strategic partnership framework to discuss forming a pan-African airline by 2023.