Kenya Airways (KQ) has on Friday, April 30 suspended passenger flight service to and From Mumbai, India until further notice.
The last passenger flight will arrive in Nairobi from Mumbai before midnight on Saturday, May 2021.
On Wednesday Kenya’s health minister Mutahi Kagwe suspended flights to and from India with a duration not less than 14 days, a move aimed to halt inter-country Covid-19 transmission following the recent deadly surge of the virus in India that has left thousands dead.
Despite the suspension on a passenger flight, the airline further states that the Cargo flights to and from India will continue operating as normal
“KQ cargo operation will continue in order to facilitate delivery of emergency supplies including pharmaceuticals and medical equipment to Kenya and around Africa,” KQ said.
Passengers affected by the suspension of flights will have to change their booking for later travel or exchange their booking for vouchers that can be used for future travel within 12 months.
Meanwhile, customer can leave their tickets open until 31st May 2021.
“Open tickets will be valid for 1 year from the date of original issue. New travel dates can be rebooked and ticketed free of charge Within the same cabin and seasonality for any future flight/destination. If the new ticket is a higher fare, the passenger will only pay the difference and taxes (in case of change in seasonality or routing, ” the airline explained.
All tickets must be utilized before 31st May 2021.