British Airways has agreed a codeshare deal with Kenya Airways, making it easier for its passengers to fly to 20 destinations across east and central Africa.
Destinations include Zanzibar, Tanzania; Mombasa, Kenya; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; and Entebbe, Uganda.
As part of the reciprocal agreement, passengers flying with Kenya Airways to London can connect to 26 destinations including Glasgow, Madrid, Milan, Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
British Airways currently offers four flights a week between Heathrow to Nairobi.
Christopher Fordyce, British Airways’ head of alliances, said: “After a difficult 20 months with global travel restrictions, it’s fantastic to see travel between the UK and Africa resuming.”
The reduced red list of seven countries and territories currently does not include any in Africa.
Julius Thairu, chief commercial and customer officer at Kenya Airways, said: “The agreement will increase choices for thousands of passengers and will allow for smooth connectivity to a significant number of new destinations – particularly throughout Africa and Europe.
“By harnessing our complementary strengths, this agreement will also provide benefits to aid the recovery of international travel and meet the increasing demand.”
BA’s Executive Club members can earn Avios and tier points when flying on eligible codeshare routes operated by Kenya Airways.