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Jambojet follows Safarilink and others with extended operations halt
KENYA’S DOMESTIC AIRLINES EXTEND THEIR STOP OF OPERATIONS
(Posted 20th May 2020)
Kenya’s Safarilink, operating out of Wilson Airport to a wide range of domestic beach, bush and other locations, a few days ago announced that they will – in compliance with the Kenyan government’s directive to expand the country’s qualified lockdown – shift their operations start to the second half of June with bookings now accepted again as of 22nd of June. This will apply to all flights within Kenya but at this stage not yet for the airline’s regional destinations like Zanzibar.
Jambojet has now also acknowledged that the extended travel restrictions in and out of Nairobi County, Kwale County, Mombasa County and Kilifi County will make it impossible to restart operations before these lockdowns are effectively lifted. Regional flights can however only resume when the respective countries, like Uganda, have lifted their own bans on passenger flights entering Uganda and bringing travelers to Entebbe – without having to comply with a 14 days quarantine presently required.
Wrote Jambojet a short while ago to ATCNews:
Date: 20th May, 2020
Suspension of operations up to 7th June 2020
The Government of Kenya has once again extended the cessation of movement order in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi , Kwale and Mandera counties for an additional 21 days. Therefore, Jambojet wishes to advice all customers of a further suspension of operations up to 7th June 2020.
We would like to encourage all passengers scheduled to travel in the period up to 7th June 2020, to consider re-scheduling their travel to a later date at no extra cost. The value of these tickets will remain valid for a period of 12 months from 18th May 2020.
For more information, inquiries and future bookings, please get in touch with us through the following channels:
Contact Centre: +254711024545/711024501/734104545/730804545. from 07:00AM to 05:00 PM
Thank you for your continued support and at this moment, we urge you all to abide by the Government directive, exercise caution and adhere to the guidelines provided by the Ministry of Health and WHO. Now you can’t fly, but we look forward to welcoming you on board once the situation gets under control.