– Emirates will be the first airline to resume flights into and out of Kenya on Tuesday, July 28, while British Airways will follow suit on August 1, 2020
– Qatar Airways said it would operate 14 flights weekly subject to approval after resuming on August 3, 2020
– Air France will resume its operations on August 6, 2020, and will only be operating a single flight to Paris every Friday
Tourism Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala has revealed that five major international airlines are set to resume operations in Kenya from Tuesday, July 28.
The five, Qatar Airways, Emirates, British Airways, KLM and Air France will resume flights into and out of Nairobi on the mentioned date weeks after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased travel restrictions.
Making the announcement on Twitter, Balala said Emirates will be the first airline to resume operations and will start by offering a repatriation flight on Tuesday from Nairobi to Dubai.
The second airline to resume will be British Airways which will be operating for flights weekly; on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday right from August 1, 2020.
Qatar Airways and KLM will both resume their flights on August 3, 2020.
KLM will be offering four weekly flights on the same days as British Airways.
Air France will resume its operations on August 6, 2020, and will only be travelling to Paris every Friday.
On its part, Qatar Airways said it would offer 14 weekly flights and further advised travellers to check the information published by the government of their destination country before travelling.
As earlier reported by TUKO.co.ke, Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said visitors arriving in the country will not be required to quarantine unless they exhibit COVID-19 symptoms.
Macharia said tourism was one of the most hit industries by the pandemic and the decisions were made in order to encourage tourists to come to Kenya.
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