International airlines have started warming their engines for Kenya as the country prepares to resume international flights from August 1.
According to Tourism CS Najib Balala, Qatar Airways, Emirates, British Airways, KLM and Air France will start jetting into the country.
Emirates will be the first to resume operations by offering a repatriation flight today from Nairobi to Dubai.
British Airways will then follow on August 1, operating four flights weekly on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. Qatar Airways and KLM will both resume international travel into and out of Nairobi on August 3, with the latter also offering four weekly flights on the same days as the British Airways.
With just one flight to Paris from Nairobi every Friday, Air France will be the fifth airline to resume operations on August 6.
The flights come ten days after domestic flights resumed operations. Those offering domestic flights also include national carrier Kenya Airways and its subsidiary Jambojet.
Globally, the aviation industry has taken a lion’s share of the coronavirus heat as international flights had been suspended in a majority of countries.