KQ offers complimentary tickets for Kenyans leaving U.S

Kenya Airways plane taking off./COURTESY

Kenya Airways is now offering complimentary tickets to Kenyan citizens in the United States who want to fly back home as the last flight is set to depart US  on Tuesday.

This comes after the government announced that all international flights would be suspended effective Wednesday midnight as a means of combating the coronavirus (Covid-19).

In a statement on Tuesday, KQ announced that the one-way tickets were up for grabs to any Kenyans in need, urging them to reach out to the airline for more information.

The airline further announced that the passengers would be subjected to screening procedures as instituted by the Ministry of Health.

In a statement on Sunday, KQ said cargo flights will however remain operational to offer emergency services and supplies.

“…the Government of Kenya has issued a directive that requires all incoming and outgoing international passenger traffic to and from Kenya to cease from midnight on March 25, 2020,” said KQ Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka.