Domestic flights will revive the tourism sector and rescue the country’s economy from collapsing due to coronavirus effects.
(African Stand) — Kenya’s main carrier, Kenya Airways has resumed its domestic flights with the first flight leaving for Mombasa’s Moi international airport on Wednesday morning.
“For short-haul flights, we have reduced the need for meals and that is no that we do not want to give meals, but just because we want to reduce the contact between people,” said Kilavuka.
He disclosed that the airline will first operate two flights daily to the coastal city of Mombasa and one to Kisumu before making a decision on whether or not to increase frequencies based on various factors including demand and safety.
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“I would like to assure the public that Kenya Airports Authority has put in place the recommended health and safety protocols and we are ready to reconnect with our airport users,” said KAA Managing Director Alex Gitari.
“These protocols will be evaluated and updated whenever necessary. Accordingly, we request passengers and airport users to familiarize themselves and strictly observe the new protocols to safeguard the health and safety of all airport users,” he added.
Kenya suspended all passenger flights three months ago following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in the country.