Kenya Airways (KQ) has slashed the frequency of its flights to New York from two to one weekly, citing a slump in demand since resuming operations on the route on 29th November 2020 after the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
New travel rules require all international air travellers aged two and older to present a negative coronavirus test taken within three days of travel or proof of recovery from COVID-19 before entering the United States.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic that saw the carrier ground all its aircraft in early April 2020, Kenya Airways was operating five weekly flights to New York.
Meanwhile in January this year, KQ temporarily halted its flights to the Netherlands and France citing new COVID-19 regulations in Europe that have lowered demand. The suspension of flights to France’s Charles de Gaulle Airport and Netherland’s Schiphol Airport will last throughout February 2021. The national carrier said it expects to resume flights to France on 3rd March and the Netherlands on 7th March 2021.