Daily flights from Nairobi to the lakeside city of Kisumu will continue as scheduled, renown airline 748 Air Services has said.
This comes just a day after the government announced new measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, which affected the 13 Western region counties.
Movement in and out of the 13 counties and revising the curfew hours back to 7pm to 4am are some of the measures announced by the government.
However, 748 Air Service Managing Director Moses Mwangi in a press statement sent to newsrooms on Friday June 18 said the new Covid-19 containment measures put in the Lake Basin region will not affect the airlines operations.
“Following the latest government review on COVID-19 containment measures in 13 counties within the Lake Basin region following a spike in the infection rate in the area, We would like to notify you that the lock down does not affect our Daily Flights to Kisumu,”said Mr. Mwangi.
The counties affected by the measures that were announced on Thursday June 17 by Health CS Mutahi Kagwe are Busia, Vihiga, Kisii, Nyamira, Kakamega, Kericho, Bomet, Bungoma, Trans-Nzoia, Kisumu, Siaya, Homa-Bay and Migori effective Friday, June 18, 2021 until further notice.
The 13 counties were declared a COVID-19 hotspot zone after registering a positivity rate of 21 per cent against a national average of 9 per cent over the last 14 days.
748 Air Services chairman Ahmed Jibril said the airline will continue to operate as scheduled whilst adhering to COVID-19 containment measures on board all the flights.
“No meals or water will be served during the containment period, “Mr. Ahmed Jibril added .