Nairobi. The Kenya Airways (KQ) has rescheduled its night flights to Rwanda following the closure of Kigali International Airport’s runway for repairs - a move that is expected to last two months.
“The airline’s two day flights to Kigali will remain on schedule,” Kenya Airways said in a statement.
“Passengers who had already booked to travel on the affected days will be rebooked on the new schedule and notified by the customer relations team.”
Rwanda’s airport authorities recently announced that the country’s main runway will be closed daily, with effect from February 2 to March 31, for five hours beginning 2am.
Prior to the adjustment, KQ flights to Kigali were direct.
Now, they will be flying through Entebbe, to connect more passengers who are flying to Rwanda and also ensure that the return flight gets to Nairobi early in the morning.
KQ478 used to fly to Bujumbura, Burundi, after arriving in Rwanda at 12:45am but the airline cancelled the late night flight to the troubled country.
This has necessitated Kenya Airways to reroute the flight through Uganda in order to maximise passenger numbers on the trip.
“The airline continues to operate two day flights to Bujumbura, Burundi, as its evening flight remains suspended due to security concerns,” said KQ.