April 6th, local time, according to local media reports, Kenya Airlines (KQ) announced on April 5 that it would suspend all flights to the United Kingdom from the 9th of this month.
The United Kingdom announced that Kenya would be included in the “red list” forbidding entry from April 9, adding strict restrictions such as quarantine in hotels for passengers from Kenya.
It is reported that the decision to ground flights instead of reducing the frequency of flights is the result of the intervention of the Kenyan government as a retaliation for the British travel ban. The Kenyan government has previously severely criticized the UK’s travel ban on Kenya and accused the UK of lack of communication.
But the decision to ground up entirely will make travel more inconvenient for Kenyan citizens and a few people who can travel to the UK, media analysis says, which is also a huge blow to Kenya Airlines, which recently reported a huge loss.