JUST IN: Kenyan Airways Resumes Juba Flight Tomorrow

The Kenyan national airline – KQ has announced resumption of flight to the fragile South Sudan capital Juba on Thursday.

The airline released a statement from its headquarters Nairobi on Wednesday evening saying the recommencement of flights to and from Juba is informed by the cessation of hostility between the government and opposition forces and also what is described as security stabilization in the country.

“Kenya Airways will resume its scheduled flights to Juba, see South Sudan tomorrow following ceasefire and security stabilization after five days of unrest, more about ” part of the statement seen by ChimpReports says.

KQ and Rwanda Air suspended their flights to Juba on Sunday when the capital was rocked by a resurgence of armed conflict.

‘We wish to advise our guests that we have suspended flights to Juba, South Sudan due to uncertain security situation. We will advise you when the circumstances change and thank you for your continued
support,” KQ announced cancellation of flights on Sunday.

The heavy shelling spread to the country’s single international airport and United Nations compound killing two peace keepers.

KQ will resume the daily two flights from Nairobi to Juba starting at 7am local time tomorrow.

“The flights depart Nairobi for Juba at 0715Hrs and at 1320Hrs every day.” The airline said for tomorrow it is going to avail planes with large carrier capacities to compensate the days lost.


“Kenya Airways will avail a larger capacity aircraft, B737-800, to accommodate more guests and clear the backlog that has been occasioned by the airline suspending flights from Sunday.”

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