Kenya Airways will begin three-times weekly flights between Abu Dhabi and Nairobi from July 2.
Flights are scheduled to depart the UAE capital at 1925 on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (KQ316).
The service, on B737-800 aircraft, will be operated in conjunction with Etihad following the signing of a reciprocal codeshare agreement in February.
Kenya Airways is already placing its KQ code on Etihad’s daily service from Nairobi to Abu Dhabi and Etihad is placing its EY code on Kenya Airways flights from Nairobi to 27 destinations across Kenya Airways’ African network.
The agreement enables both airlines to benefit from cost savings achieved through economies of scale.