Kenya Airways says it is likely to lose between Ksh40 billion and Ksh50 billion due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Kenya Airways Chief Executive Officer Allan Kilavuka last evening painted a grim picture of the airline’s situation towards the end of the year while addressing reporters at Moi international Airport in Mombasa.
His was speaking after the airline’s first flight landed at the airport 99 days after its operations were halted due to the pandemic.
The airline, he added, had already lost Ksh10 billion as the pandemic rages on.
He, however, assured travellers that the special guidelines given by the Ministry of Health would be enforced to ensure their safety in all the airline’s destinations.
Kenya Aviation Authority CEO Alex Gitari said they would work closely with airlines and the Kenya Tourism Board to boost safety following the resumption of flights.
Gitari said this would boost the economy of the coastal region, which greatly depends on tourism.
Mombasa Deputy Governor William Kingi said the county government had put in place safety measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Lauding Kenya Airways for resuming flights, Kingi asked other businesses to also fully restore their operations.