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No meals for KQ passengers as airline resumes domestic flights

Kenya Airways will not be serving meals to passengers on board as they resume its domestic flights on Wednesday, the national carrier has announced.

The resumption of the flights follows as part of the phased out reopening of the Kenyan economy as per President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directives last week.


KQ Group MD and CEO Allan Kilavuka, on Sunday said that they are prepared to operate under exceptional circumstances and looking forward to welcoming more of customers on board.

“For short haul flights we have reduced the need for meals and that is no that we do not want to give meals, but just because we want to reduce the contact between people,” he said.

The airline will fly two times daily to Mombasa and once daily to Kisumu as it continues to review the option of increasing frequencies as demand picks.

Kilavuka said the airline has been working with the Ministry of Health and Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) to implement safety measures and protocols as they gear up for the resumption of passenger services.

“I would like to assure the public that KAA has put in place the recommended health and safety protocols and we are ready to reconnect with our airport users,” Kilavuka said.


He reiterated that the airline’s priority continues to be the health and safety of the passengers, crew, and staff adding that the airline will continuously review the protocols and update where necessary to continue being ahead of the curve when it comes to safety.

Customers will be required to adhere to the Covid-19 safety measures and protocols while on board the aircraft.

Kilavuka also said the airline will continuously review the safety measures and protocols in place and update these where necessary to continue being ahead of the curve when it comes to safety.

Kenya Airways had at the end of last month reported that since January, they had lost around Sh10 billion in revenue and further predicted a Sh50 billion loss by December in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic had also seen massive layoffs as the airline was trying to adjust to the new normal with over 183 pilots and more than 400 cabin crew facing job losses.