Five international airlines to resume flights in and out of Kenya

Five international airlines to resume flights in and out of Kenya
File Photo of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.

Five major airlines are set to resume flights in and out of Kenya following the easing of international travel restrictions by President Uhuru Kenyatta.

The airlines, as revealed by Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala on Sunday, are Qatar Airways, Emirates, British Airways, KLM and Air France.

Emirates will be the first to resume operations by offering a repatriation flight on Tuesday July 28, 2020 from Nairobi to Dubai departing at around 4:15pm.

British Airways will then follow suit on August 1, 2020 operating four flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

Qatar Airways and KLM will both resume international travel into and out of Nairobi on August 3, 2020 with the latter also offering four weekly flights on the same days as the British Airways.

Qatar Airways, on the other hand, however said it will offer 14 weekly flights “subject to regulatory approval,” further advising passengers to “check the information published by the government of their destination country before traveling.”

The fifth airline, Air France, will resume operations on August 6, 2020 with just one flight to Paris every Friday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta, during a televised address on July 6, restored both domestic and international flights as part of phased re-opening of the economy following engagement with aviation stakeholders.

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