Kenya Airways now expects international passenger flights to resume in September


(Posted 15th June 2020)

Earlier announcements by the airline for the relaunch of operations seem to have hit several hurdles as the latest projection of the relaunch of international passenger flights now seems to have been shifted to September this year.

After halting flights to several destinations, including first #COVID19 outbreak country China, did the airline then shut down passenger traffic on the 22nd of March following government orders to close airports and halt passenger flights into the country.

While several repatriation flights have since been operated, did they take off and return with special permits by both the Kenyan and destination country governments.

The airline in its recently published annual report now suggests an operation relaunch in late Q3 of this year in which also a massive loss was reported.

The airline has yet to give any indication on the number of destinations it will fly to upon relaunch but it is widely expected that both destinations as well as flight frequencies will be much reduced on restart to be able to assess post lockdown demand for air travel and the impact of globally imposed health and safety measures on passengers, which might keep the initial taste for travel way down below expectations and hopes.


  1. We are suffering and yet we had booked the kenya Airways and we want to return home.Where shall we stay as we wait for september?And yet we were already booked.Dubai

    1. Please help us we dnt have work, our contracts have been terminated we are stranded whare to stay up to September organise please you get us aeroplane to take us back home from Qatar

  2. Highly disappointed my vacation starts July how will I go home now??

  3. KQ is simply fading away largely due to its chronic losses. Emirates are already on the skies with over 40 destinations. Whats this September nonsense all about unless KQ is researching for Covid-19 vaccine.

  4. France is lifting lockdown on 1 st July and will allow international flights. Why can’t we follow the same to save aviation and tourism industries.
    Many people are out of job since March.
    Just be sensitive to all areas and think about the current pandemic as something that will be there for a very long time.

  5. September is to far… Here in Dubai we’ve suffered from March… We have no jobs or medical care… People sleeping on streets n becoming beggers… We need a repatriation flight here.. Were abt 400+ suffering….

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