Kenya Airways has announced that it will give free tickets to all Kenyans who plan to travel from New York to Kenya during the last trip which is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2020.
KQ made this announcement after the Government directed all flights to cancel their international trips from Wednesday, March 25, 2020, in order to tame the spread of the deadly covid-19.
In the new announcement, KQ stated that the one-way tickets from New York are now available for free and those willing to travel or with any queries should contact the company through +1(866)5369224.
KQ Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka said that the last passenger flight will travel from New York to Kenya on Tuesday but Cargo flights will continue with the normal operations.
“The Government of Kenya has issued a directive that requires all incoming and outgoing international passenger traffic to and from Kenya to cease from midnight on March 25, 2020,” KQ said.
“To comply with this directive, we have therefore temporarily suspended all international services effective midnight 25th March 2020, until further notice.”
All passengers will be subjected to thorough screening at the airport and will also be required to abide by the Ministry Of Health’s rules when they arrive in Kenya.
The Kenya Airways MD said that the airlines’ network has been reduced by 70 percent due to the Coronavirus outbreak hence the decision to discontinue international passenger services.
Customers who got inconvenienced by the suspension of international flights are advised to change bookings and travel for another day or exchange their bookings for travel vouchers within a period of 12 months.
“We also recognize that these sudden changes have greatly inconvenienced many of our customers and we would like to apologize sincerely for this but hope that we will come back stronger than ever in due course.”
However, domestic flights between Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa will continue with the normal operations.