Jambojet suspends Kigali, Entebbe flights as coronavirus hits travel sector

By Joel Muinde On Tue, 17 Mar, 2020 08:32 | < 1 min read

Jambojet has announced the immediate suspension of flights to Kigali and Entebbe in wake of dwindling airline passengers as coronavirus disease forces the world to lockdown.

“Over the past few weeks there has been global spread of the Covid-19 which has resulted in a decrease of airline passengers,especially on international routes. As a result, Jambojet has decided to suspend flights to Kigali, Rwanda and Entebbe, Uganda with immediate effect,” said the airline in a statement.

But the airline said it will continue with normal operations in Kenya with flights to Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret scheduled.

Jambojet’s announcement comes in wake of Rwanda confirming two more coronavirus cases, bringing its total infections to seven.

Rwanda’s Ministry of Health on Monday evening confirmed the additional cases.

One is a 32-year-old Rwandan woman whose husband previously tested positive for the viral disease after arriving in the country from Fiji through US and Qatar.

The second confirmed case is a 61-year-old German man who arrived in Rwanda on March 13 from Germany via Istanbul. 

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