Kenya Airways (KQ) is on Thursday expected to resume flights to India after a four-month hiatus.
The national carrier suspended flights to Mumbai on April 30th following a spike in COVID-19 deaths and infections in the Asian nation.
In a notice to its customers, KQ announced that the first flight will leave the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 7:00 am on Thursday and arrive in Mumbai at 3:45 pm.
The carrier will then resume full operations on the route on September 20th, flying three times per week to the Indian city.
Passengers will pay Sh46,000 ($419) for a one-way air ticket on economy class seats from Nairobi to Mumbai.
“Welcome back onboard! Fly from Nairobi to Mumbai starting Thursday 16th September with normal schedules resuming from Monday 20th September 2021,” the notice read.
The return of Mumbai flights is good news to thousands of Kenyan patients who travel to India to seek specialized treatment annually.