Kenya Airways resumed domestic flights from Nairobi on Sunday, with travel to and from the capital again possible
Suspended since the end of March due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the domestic routes of the Kenyan national carrier to and from Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta airport resumed on May 2, 2021. Kenya Airways now offers two daily flights to Mombasa, and one rotation per day to Kisumu, reserving the possibility of increasing frequencies “according to demand”.
Its low-cost subsidiary Jambojet for its part resumed operations on Sunday on the same lines and to Malindi and Ukunda, as well as between Mombasa on the one hand and Kisumu and Eldoret on the other.
Kenya Airways “will continue to work closely with the Government of Kenya through the Ministry of Health and the Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to enforce safety measures and protocols. The airline’s top priority remains the health and safety of passengers, crew and staff. ”
The low cost Fly540 will however wait until Friday for the resumption of flights to Jomo Kenyatta, its message on social networks not specifying whether all the suspended lines are concerned (Kisumu, Lodwar, Eldoret, Malindi, Lamu, Mombasa, Ukunda, Juba and Zanzibar).
Other smaller companies such as Renegade Air, AirKenya, EastAfrican (renamed Fly SAX), Safarilink Aviation, Governors Aviation and Skyward Express also announced Sunday the resumption of flights to Nairobi according to ch-aviation.
Recall that Kenya Airways, in deficit for eight years, experienced “the worst year in the history of air transport” with a record loss, tripled in 2020 (to $ 329.6 million). It had already shut down operations from April to August 2020 “following a directive from the Kenyan government to suspend all scheduled passenger services out of the country in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.” Its domestic flights had officially resumed on July 15, 2020 and international flights on August 1, 2020. In the long term, it is betting on its nationalization, launched in July 2019.