Equity Bank and Kenya Airways ( KQ) have announced a partnership agreement that will see the bank’s customers get up to 30% discount on flight bookings. The promotion will run till the 6th of January 2020 while the travels under the promotion will be valid until 10th June 2020.
Speaking on the announcement, Equity Bank Kenya Managing Director, Gerald Warui said: “We invest in strategic partnerships that bring value to our clients. This festive season, we have partnered with KQ to avail discounts on flights which will make air travel less expensive for our customers who pay for their flights using Equity Cards.”
These customers qualify for a 30% discount on international direct KQ routes and 10% off on domestic flights – for both business and economy classes respectively. The promotion is open to Equity Visa, Equity Mastercard debit, credit and prepaid card customers as well as Equity AMEX card customers in all markets where the bank has a presence including : Kenya, Uganda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Rwanda , DRC as well as the diaspora.
The promotion sales are applicable via Kenya Airways website or any of the airline’s offices. According to its 2019 quarter three results, Equity’s card business has been steadily growing. To start with, the merchant banking business grew by 27% to reach a transaction volume of Kshs 88.4 billion up from Kshs 69.6 billion, while merchant commission grew by 19% to reach Kshs 1.74 billion up from Kshs 1.46 billion as compared to a similar period last year.