Kenya Airways has released a list of routes that it will not be flying as the pandemic continues to negatively impact on the aviation sector.
As with other airlines, Kenya Airways has been severely impacted. 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. The airline says it will operate a reduced network as it gradually resumes services.
The routes that the airline is yet to resume are:
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
The global economy is today experiencing a deep downturn as a result of the COVID19 Pandemic. The travel restrictions placed by various Governments and regions to stem the spread of the Coronavirus have greatly impacted the aviation sector.
While many airlines have instituted measures to survive, the reality is that the drastic decline in revenues has had a debilitating effect on the airline’s ability to continue operations. The immediate outlook of the industry is not promising.
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) projects that air travel will most likely take 2- 3 years to recover to 2019 levels.
“We will however continue to offer connections to our network via the Nairobi hub through our partners. Further, this action will not affect any special charter flights on request. Kenya Airways Cargo will also maintain the normal freighter services. We assure all our partners that we will work closely with all stakeholders to minimize any disruptions,” said Kenya Airways in a statement.