KQ partners with rail to support European expansion

Kenya Airways has signed an agreement with train ticketing company, AccesRail, to provide passengers with connectivity to different destinations in Europe through train transfers from three of its five European gateways. 


The partnership will connect passengers from Rome Fiumicino Airport to over 27 rail stations in Italy, 48 stations from London Heathrow, and Brussels and Antwerp stations from Schiphol Airport. 

This new direct booking service will provide access for customers in cities and towns that have train stations but not airports. 


Stations to be serviced in Italy include Pisa Centrale, Venezia Mestre, Milano Centrale, Napoli Centrale and Verona Porta Nuova. Stations in the UK include Oxford, Bristol Parkway, Cardiff, Swansea, Bournemouth, Leicester and Southampton. Stations in Europe are Brussels Airport and Antwerp.  


Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ursula Silling, says: “Customers will now have the ability to buy an air ticket and connect to a train service in the UK and the Schengen Area; in addition to this, the ease of booking travel will be enhanced as this can now be done via the KQ Global Distribution system to allow passengers to access more European destinations that might not have airports but have train stations.