Kenya Airways Reduces Flights To London, Paris, Dubai Instead Of Cancelling

Kenya Airways has reviewed flight schedules to several countries but says trips to London and Paris on specific days will be unaffected.

A statement issued on Wednesday said the airline will be making changes as the situation demands.

Nairobi-London flights that are scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday have been suspended from March 18 until April 16, 2020.

However, flights scheduled for Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from Nairobi to London remain operational.

For the Nairobi-Paris route, there will be no flights on Mondays and Wednesdays from March 25 to April 16, 2020.

Flights to Paris for the rest of the week will continue as normal. KQ flights to Bangkok, Mogadishu and Khartoum have been suspended from March 19 to April 30, April 2 and March 30 respectively.

The national carrier has also suspended flights to Djibouti from March 17 to April 19.

Flights from Nairobi to Dubai have been reduced from two daily to one while Johannesburg will have two KQ trips per day.

Kenya Airways will also operate daily flights to Kigali but reduced from two to one.

“These changes are necessary to ensure optimal and efficient operations….we assure customers that we are fully compliant with IATA protocols and have instituted strict hygiene measures as guided by health authorities in Kenya, across our network and the World Health Organization,” Kenya Airways said in a statement.

Meanwhile, South African Airways (SAA) cancelled 162 international and regional flights until the end of this month due to low demand and restrictions linked to the coronavirus.


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