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Kenya Airways inks code share deal with China Eastern Airlines (3)


08:28, December 11, 2012

Trade between Africa and China has grown exponentially in the last ten years making China, Africa's biggest trading partner among other continental blocs.

For example, in 2008, China surpassed the U.S. as Africa's biggest trading partner as the bilateral trade grew from 10.8 billion U.S. dollars in 2000 to 163 billion dollars in 2011, according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce.

In March, Kenya Airways introduced a 120 ton cargo plane that will fly from Kenya to China, to cater for increasing need for air cargo transport between the two destinations.

Kenya Airways is a member of the Sky Team, an alliance of several airlines that code-share that include the China Airlines, China Eastern and China Southern.

Naikuni said the membership to that alliance has helped it extend its reach in China making it one of the most competitive African airlines flying to the Chinese destinations.

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