Kenya Airways (KQ) will resume domestic flights on Sunday following a the lifting of the ban on movement into and out of Nairobi and four other neighbouring counties.
The national carrier will however scale down on the frequencies to its target destinations, according to a statement dated May 1, 2021.
“The airline will fly two times daily to the coastal city of Mombasa and once daily to the lakeside city of Kisumu as it continues to review the option of increasing frequencies as demand picks,” the statement from KQ reads in part.
Despite planning to cruise Kenyan skies again, KQ is still wary of the health threat posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“KQ continues to work closely with the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health and Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to enforce safety measures and protocols. The airline’s utmost priority remains the health and safety of passengers, crew, and staff. All passengers and airport users are still required to strictly observe safety measures to ensure the safety of all airport users,” the statement adds.
The company is grappling with huge financial losses, 36.2 billion shillings to be specific, orchestrated by the COVID-19 pandemic that has refused to relinquish its grip on the globe while threatening the existence of man kind.
KQ has suspended flights to various destinations, among them international, the latest being that to the Indian capital of Mumbai owing to the alarming COVID-19 situation in the Asian country.
The move by the head of state to open up disease zoned counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Machakos, Kajiado and Nakuru comes reprieve to the carrier as which aims at maximizing the opportunity to amend their financial granaries.