Kenya Airways has decreased frequencies to and from Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport from 12 times a week to nine times.
According to the carrier, the decision was arrived at following the drop in the number of passengers due to increased cases of Covid-19 in Uganda and strict government pandemic containment measures.
“It’s a normal thing because right now passenger traffic is low compared to what it was before COVID-19. So when passenger traffic is low, airlines normally make decisions based on what they think,” said Uganda Civil Aviation Authority communication officer Vianney Luggya.
Uganda is currently grappling with the third wave of the coronavirus, which is wreaking havoc in the country.
As of July 2, the country had reported 83,636 cases, more than one year since they reported the first case. More than 1000 people have also succumbed to the deadly disease.
In early June, the East African nation temporarily shut down schools and the institutions of higher learning for 42 days to avert the spread of the virus.
Religious meetings were also banned. Ugandan President directed teachers to be vaccinated before schools reopen.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.