Kenya Airways suspends direct flights to Libreville and Cotonou


A Kenya Airways plane ready for boarding in Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. [Photo Courtesy: Kenya Airways]
Kenya Airways said on Thursday that it would suspend flights to Libreville in Gabon and Cotonou in Benin as part of cost-cutting measures aimed at enhancing the carrier’s efficiency.

The national carrier’s chief commercial officer, Ursula Silling, said the suspensions will take effect on October 1.

Silling said passengers that had made bookings beyond the date would be rerouted or rebooked on Kenya Airways’ partner airlines.

“We have made the necessary arrangements to continue serving our customers who had made forward bookings through our existing cooperation with partner airlines to ensure no disruption to their travel,” said Silling in a statement issued in Nairobi.

The move comes barely two months after the airline launched flights to Rome, Geneva and Switzerland.

According to Silling, Kenya Airways will continue to optimize its network in order to serve its customers better while adapting to the constantly changing market demand.

“One of our priority areas is the financial turnaround of the organization with a key focus on, network expansion, customer excellence, and prudential financial management,” she added.

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