Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ is early next year set to sign a joint venture agreement with Air France even as the national carrier announced that its net loss for the six months to September improved 20.5 per cent to Sh3.8 billion on lower costs. The partnership, which is an expansion of the carrier’s existing deal with Dutch airline KLM, will see KQ, as it is referred to by its international code, book revenue from flights connecting Nairobi and Paris.
By Mugambi Mutegi and Hellen GithaigaKenya Airways has narrowed its half-year net loss to Ksh3.8 billion ($36.7 million) compared to Ksh4.8 billion ($46.2 million) for a similar period in 2016, on reduced costs. The national carrier's operating profit for the six months ended in September rose by 52 per cent to Ksh1.44 billion ($13.9 million) from a year earlier.
Kenya Airways has narrowed its half-year net loss to Ksh3.8 billion ($36.7 million) compared to Ksh4.8 billion ($46.2 million) for a similar period in 2016, on reduced costs. The national carrier’s operating profit for the six months ended in September rose by 52 per cent to Ksh1.44 billion ($13.9 million) from a year earlier. The airline reduced its overheads by 8 per cent to Ksh5.2 billion ($50 million) in the period, which saw its revenues decrease by 0.4 per cent to $526 million.
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