Kenya Airways is planning to resume flights to Rome, Italy’s Capital, after abandoning the route for close to a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Julius Thairu, Kenya Airways’ chief customer and commercial officer pointed out the airline would continue to monitor and increase frequency to destinations as more jurisdictions open their airspace and ease travel restrictions.
Thairu pointed out that the codeshare partnership with Alitalia, offers customers excellent connections in Rome to rest of Italy, Europe, and USA and in Nairobi to the rest of Africa including Vanilla Islands.
The airline re-introduced flights to Rome in 2019 after a seven-year hiatus, banking on increased traffic between the two continents and a new link in Geneva to boost its earnings.
On April 30 2020, Kenya Airways suspended its flights to Rome after the Italian government placed the whole peninsula on lockdown to fight the spread of COVID-19.