× Business BUSINESS MOTORING SHIPPING & LOGISTICS DR PESA FINANCIAL STANDARD Digital News Videos Health & Science Lifestyle Opinion Education Columnists Moi Cabinets Arts & Culture Fact Check Podcasts E-Paper Lifestyle & Entertainment Nairobian Entertainment Eve Woman Travelog TV Stations KTN Home KTN News BTV KTN Farmers TV Radio Stations Radio Maisha Spice FM Vybez Radio Enterprise VAS E-Learning Digger Classified Jobs Games Crosswords Sudoku The Standard Group Corporate Contact Us Rate Card Vacancies DCX O.M Portal Corporate Email RMS

KQ suspends India flights

By Mate Tongola | April 30th 2021

Kenya Airways says the ban on flights to India is indefinite. [File, Standard]

Kenya Airways (KQ) has suspended Kenya-India passenger flights in compliance with Government’s directive banning air travel from and to the Asian nation for 14 days beginning May 1.

In a statement dated Friday, April 30, the airline said the last plane to arrive at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from India will touch down a few minutes to midnight.

On Wednesday, April 28, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe announced Kenya was banning air travel between the two nations to contain the spread of Covid-19 after India recorded high numbers of new infections.

Cargo transportation will, however, continue uninterrupted.

“Customers affected by the suspension can change their bookings for later travel or exchange their booking for a voucher that can be used for future travels within 12 months. New travel dates can be rebooked and ticketed free of charge within the same cabin and seasonality for any future flight/destination,” said KQ.

The airline, however, noted that the open tickets will be valid for a maximum of one year from the date of issue.

“If the new ticket is a higher fare, the passenger will only pay the fare difference and taxes,” said KQ.

Customers who do not wish to take advantage of any of the provided rebooking options may still submit tickets already issued for refund. Refund penalties will also be waived.

Partially utilised tickets should be refunded less 70 per cent of the sector already travelled.

Kenya joins France, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Oman, Canada and Singapore in restricting air travel to India.

Share this story
Kenya Airways resumes international flights
The first international flights will be to London, Dubai, Addis Ababa, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and Lusaka.
Absa Bank net profit for 3 months up 24pc
The performance was mainly driven by growth in interest income, particularly in the small and medium enterprises.