AfricaPress-Kenya: Kenya Airways has announced plans to resume flights to Rome from its hub in Nairobi in June.
Julius Thairu, chief customer and commercial officer of the airline, said in a statement issued in Nairobi that Kenya Airways will continue to monitor and increase frequency to destinations as more jurisdictions open their airspace and ease travel restrictions.
Kenya Airways suspended its flights to Rome on April 30 last year after the Italian government placed the whole peninsula on lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 disease.
The airline on Monday suspended passenger flights to the United Kingdom (UK) effective Friday this week. The national carrier attributed the halt to a government directive to ban all flights to the UK.
Due to increased demand for travel to the UK before the advisory takes effect, the airline said it has added two more flights – on Wednesday and Thursday.
Last week, the UK issued a statement saying that from April 9, visitors who have been in or transited through Kenya in the previous 10 days will be denied entry into the UK, citing Covid-19 risks.