Jambojet has complied with the government’s movement restrictions in Kenya’s four counties to temporarily suspend its flights.
President Uhuru on April 6 announced the cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties for 21 days.
In his address to the nation on Saturday, the President extended the cessation orders saying Nairobi accounted for 82 per cent of the total infections while the Coastal counties account for 14 per cent hence the order.
“To contain and limit the spread of the disease to other parts of the country, the National Security Council has extended the cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out”.
“In light of this, Jambojet will temporarily suspend all its operations for the period upto May 20. All flights for the said period are cancelled with immediate effect,” said the airline.
‘We would like to encourage all passengers scheduled to travel within the month of April 2020, to consider re-scheduling their travel plans to a later date at no extra cost. The value of these tickets will remain valid for a period of 12 months from May 1st.”
President Uhuru has declared Nairobi, Mombasa, Kwale and Kilifi counties Covid-19 hotspots and banned movement and in out of them upto May 16.
The government has also banned international passenger flights but cargo and evacuation flights are exempted in the order.