748 Air Services flights on Nairobi-Kisumu route to continue


748 Air Services flights on Nairobi-Kisumu route to continue
File image of a 748 Air Services plane. PHOTO| COURTESY

Aviation company 748 Air Services says its daily flights from Nairobi to Kisumu will continue as scheduled.

748 Air Service Managing Director, Moses Mwangi said new containment measures put by the government to manage a spike in COVID-19 infection rates within the country’s Lake Basin region will not affect the airline’s operations.

“Following the latest government review on COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate in the area. We would like to notify you that the restriction in movement does not affect our daily flights to Kisumu,” said Mr. Mwangi.

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe said on Thursday, the dusk-to-dawn curfew shall begin at 7pm and end at 4am in the counties of Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori effective Friday, June 18, 2021 until further notice.

The CS said the 13 counties have been declared a COVID-19 hotspot zone after registering a positivity rate of 21 per cent against a national average of 9 per cent over the last 14 days.

“We will continue to operate as scheduled whilst adhering to COVID-19 containment measures on board all our flights. No meals or water will be served during the containment period,” said 748 Air Services Chairman, Mr. Ahmed Jibril.

748 Air Services increased its service offering by launching two daily flights between Nairobi and Kisumu last month.

The airlines chairman Jibril stated that they are targeting tourism and business travelers as the country slowly returns to normalcy after the recent restrictions in movements to contain the COVID 19 pandemic.

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