A WEEK AND COUNTING TO SAFARILINK’S OPERATIONS RESTART
(Posted 09th July 2020)
Safarilink has just confirmed to ATCNews that this premier beach and bush airline will relaunch operations again on the 15th of July.
The airline will run most of its previous schedules, especially to the Kenya coast, to where demand for travel appears very sustained already given the prebookings already received.
The airline has also instituted additional health and safety measures as directed by international aviation bodies and in line with Government of Kenya guidelines to ensure safe flights for their passengers.
Flights to Kitale remain suspended as the Kenya Airport Authority has closed the airfield for repairs, maintenance and upgrades.
Kisumu flights will operate initially six times a week while services to Lodwar will restart with three flights a week.
Morning flights to the Masai Mara, where the migration is presently underway and where for once Kenyans will not need to compete with foreign tourists over aircraft seats and beds in lodges and camps, will resume too on the 15th though landings and take offs from some fields now require a minimum passenger load.
The Ngerende air strip is reportedly closed due to the cessation of operations of the camp there.
There may be some initial restrictions for afternoon services and the airline’s reservations department will be happy to respond to any enquiries as to timings or load requirements – the new schedule will be published via www.flysafarilink.com in due course.
Safarilink has also produced a short video to further highlight what measures the airline has taken and what ‘New Normal‘ passengers can expect when traveling by air across Kenya on Safarilink flights.