COVID-19: Jambojet Suspends Flights to Rwanda and Uganda

Jambojet Suspends Flights to Rwanda and Uganda

COVID-19: Jambojet Suspends Flights to Rwanda and Uganda

Budget regional carrier Jambojet has suspended flights to Rwanda and Uganda with immediate effect to minimise the spread of Coronavirus.

The Kenya Airways subsidiary explained that over the past few weeks there has been a global spread of the Covid-19 which has resulted in a decrease of airline passengers, especially on the international routes.

As a result, Jambojet has decided to suspend its services to Kigali, Rwanda and Entebbe, Uganda with immediate effect,’’ the airline said in a statement.

“We would like to assure all the booked passengers that we shall make the necessary arrangements to accommodate them on alternative flights.”

Rwanda has confirmed two more coronavirus cases, bringing the tally of infections in the country to seven.  On Saturday confirmed its first case of the new coronavirus. An Indian who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8.

The Kenya Airways subsidiary launched the Kigali route in November last year. 

The airline will, however, continue with its local operations as the management monitors the situation.

”Our flights to local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret will continue to operate as scheduled,’’ Jambojet said.

It reiterated its commitment to the safety of passengers and staff, saying it will continue to monitor the situation and share regular updates.