By David Ndirangu
After the government’s announcement on Sunday that it had imposed a ban on international flights, Kenya Airways through its Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka announced that effective midnight of March 26th, it had temporarily suspended all international services.
The outbreak of Coronavirus has affected all worldwide travel, with many airlines anticipating massive losses in this financial year.
This suspension comes four days after KQ’s top managers announced that they will be taking a pay cut of up to 35 percent to cut costs. Senior managers will take a cut of 25 percent, while directors decided to forego their monthly fees and sitting allowances .
While making the announcement, Mr.Kilavuka thanked the staff, customers and well-wishers of the airline, who had shown dedication and hard work in dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mr. Kilavuka however said that all international cargo flights and all domestic flight services will continue being operational.
All passengers who have been inconvenienced by this suspension were informed that they have the option of either changing their bookings for later travel or exchanging their booking for vouchers for future travel, valid for 12 months.