Kenya Airways has indefinitely suspended its flights to eight African routes due to travel restrictions and falling demand.
In a statement issued Friday, KQ said as with other airlines, it “has been severely impacted” with “The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising.”
“Our short and medium-term projections indicate that we must inevitably reduce our operations before we begin to scale up again. With the suppressed demand for air transport, a large part of our fleet will remain grounded,” said the Airline.
“We will also operate a reduced network as we gradually resume our services, as we anticipate that it will take some time before the industry starts to rebound.”
Some of the affected routes include:
- Nairobi – Luanda, Angola
- Nairobi – Bamako, Mali
- Nairobi – Brazzaville, Republic of Congo
- Nairobi – Mogadishu, Somalia
- Nairobi – Khartoum, Sudan
- Nairobi – Djibouti, Djibouti
- Nairobi – Blantyre, Malawi
- Nairobi – Maputo, Mozambique
“This decision is an extremely difficult one in the current environment. However, this action is necessary as we resume operations gradually as determined by passenger travel demand regionally and globally. We will however continue to offer connections to our network via the Nairobi hub through our partners.”