Kenya Airways (KQ) has on Friday suspended all passenger flights to and from Mumbai, India until further notice.
The notice, therefore, means that the last flight will be on Saturday after which all passenger services will be halted for an unspecified duration.
“In accordance with the Government of Kenya’s directive on travel between India and Kenya, we are suspending our passenger flights until further notice.” Said Kenya Airways.
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Cargo transport will however continue so as to serve essential and emergency supplies including pharmaceutical and medical equipment.
“KQ cargo operations will continue in order to facilitate delivery of emergency supplies including pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to Kenya and across Africa” Said KQ
Passengers who had already booked, have been requested to reschedule for a later date or exchange their tickets for a voucher. The voucher should then be utilized in 12 months.
The news comes a day after Uganda detected the deadly COVID-19 variant from India. They however did not confirm the extent of the spread but called on Ugandans to be extra careful.