Aviation: East African Carrier, Kenya Airways suspends ticket issuance in Malawi over forex crisis

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East African Carrier, Kenya Airways has suspended the issuance of tickets in Malawi following difficulty in repatriation of foreign currency being experienced in the country.

This followed a similar decision taken by neighbouring carrier, Ethiopian Airlines.

According to malawi24.com, Kenya Airways in a statement said the ticketing authority for all agents (including KQ CTOs and ATOs) in Malawi shall be withdrawn until further notice.

“Following increasing foreign currency repatriation difficulties experienced in Malawi in the recent past, Kenya Airways regret to inform our Trade Partners that Kenya Airways has suspended ticket issuance authority in the Malawi market.

READ: Aviation: East African Carrier, Kenya Airways’ planes grounded as lessors reject new restructured payment plan

“Subsequently, with immediate effect the ticketing authority for all agents (including KQ CTOs and ATOs) in Malawi shall be withdrawn until further notice,” reads part of the statement.
The airline has since advised affected travellers to buy tickets online where they will be required to make payments using either credit or debit card.

The airline has assured its customers that it is working to find a solution.

Ethiopian Airlines has also suspended its ticketing services in Malawi over the forex crisis.

Malawi has been facing a forex crisis for months and Government reportedly opened the tobacco market early in order to boost its forex reserves but the problem seems to persist.

 

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