Kenya’s Flag carrier, Kenya Airways is up in the skies again after 99 days due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a pandemic that has continued wreaking havoc in the aviation industry. KQ resumed its domestic flights with the first flight leaving for Mombasa’s Moi international airport on Wednesday morning.
The Kenya Airways plane left the JKIA at 10.15 am after being flagged off by the Transport CS James Macharia while another one left Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for Kisumu International Airport, an indication that the national airline was full in business.
Speaking during the flagging off, Transport CS Macharia said Kenya now looks forward to the international flights. The CS who was present at JKIA challenged the KQ management to make sure the local flights are the benchmark of success and If its done correctly, the opportunity to fly internationally may be reversed.
The airline has put safety measures in place to curb the spread of COVID-19 by putting water and soap at designated areas to allow passengers wash their hands before the screening process begins, As a way to ensure that passengers adhered to the guidelines,
The floors at the airport are also marked with social distancing stickers to emphasize on the need of observing distance and stickers reminding you to wear a mask at all times.