Kenya Airways strengthens its presence in London
In early June, Kenya Airways resumed flights to London after a two-month forced halt amid tensions between the UK and Kenya over reciprocal travel conditions.
Kenya Airways is expanding its services to the UK. Since 20 July, the Kenyan national airline has been offering two flights a week (compared to one previously) between Nairobi and London Heathrow. From next September, it plans to increase the frequency to five weekly rotations. The route is currently operated by Boeing 787-8.
Kenya Airways competes on this corridor with British Airways, which offers a daily flight with its 777 fleet, but nationals of countries on its travel red list are still not allowed to enter the UK. The list was updated on 24 June and includes more than 50 countries, mainly in South America and Africa, where the risk of coronavirus infection is high, according to the British authorities.
The African countries concerned are: Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cape Verde, DRC, Egypt, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.