Kenya Airways (KQ) will suspend passenger flights to the United Kingdom effective April 9th until further notice.
In a statement on Monday, the national carrier said the move follows the government’s decision to ban all flights from the UK starting April 9th.
KQ indicated that it has added two new flights on April 7th and 8th due to “increased demand for travel to the UK before the advisory takes effect on April 9th.”
“Customers impacted by this directive may change their booking for later travel or request a refund with all penalties waived. All tickets must be utilized before 31st March, 2022,” KQ stated.
Kenya banned flights from the UK in retaliation for the British government’s decision to add Kenya to its travel “red list” over COVID-19 fears.
Starting April 9th, travelers from Kenya and those who transited through the country in the past 10 days will be refused entry into England.
The cancelation of flights between Kenya and the UK is a major blow to Kenya Airways, which recently reported its worst-ever loss of Sh36.2 billion attributed to COVID-19 disruptions.