Nairobi, Kenya – Kenya Airways popularly known as KQ has postponed its direct New York flights to the end of November.
In a notice released through its official Twitter account, the airline decision was based on increased cancellation of flight bookings.
“We regret to announce that due to increased cancellation of flight bookings to New York City, we have pushed back the resumption of the service to this destination to November 29th,” the notice read.
According to the airline, the customers who had booked with them explored other alternatives regarding their itinerary. Additionally, it greatly appreciated the interest and support of its customers who had booked with them.
We invite you to read the attached announcement regarding the resumption of our NBO – NYC route. pic.twitter.com/Mky9RA6Qeb
— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) October 31, 2020
The notices come after the airline had earlier announced that it would resume direct flights to New-York from Nairobi on October 29th, after a six-month hiatus due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Initially, the airline was operating five flights to New York every week before the Covid-19 pandemic destabilised operations.
Kenya Airways began direct flights to the US in October 2018, with a target of boosting its annual revenues by more than 10 per cent in 2019 and 2020.
The New York Nairobi route was aimed at encouraging more business and tourist travel, with the US being one of Kenya’s biggest sources of visitors.