Aviation: Again East African carrier, Kenya Airways shifts international passenger flights resumption to September

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Eastern African carrier, Kenya Airways has once again shifted the planned resumption of its international passenger flights to September 2020.

According to atcnews.org, earlier announcements by the airline for the re-launch of operations seem to have hit several hurdles as the latest projection of the re-launch of international passenger flights now seems to have been shifted to September this year.

After halting flights to several destinations, including first #COVID19 outbreak country China, did the airline then shut down passenger traffic on the 22nd of March following government orders to close airports and halt passenger flights into the country?

While several repatriation flights have since been operated, did they take off and return with special permits by both the Kenyan and destination country governments.

The airline in its recently published annual report now suggests an operation re-launch in late Q3 of this year in which also a massive loss was reported.

The airline has yet to give any indication on the number of destinations it will fly to upon re-launch but it is widely expected that both destinations as well as flight frequencies will be much reduced on restart to be able to assess post lockdown demand for air travel and the impact of globally imposed health and safety measures on passengers, which might keep the initial taste for travel way down below expectations and hopes.

Source: atcnews.org

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