A flight of Kenya Airways lands at Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu, western Kenya, on Aug. 28th, 2015. The economy of Kenya's western region has experienced a dramatic revival following the modernization of Kisumu International Airport by a Chinese company. Located on the edge of Kenya's third largest city, the upgraded Kisumu International Airport is now a busy transport hub connecting the country to the wider eastern African region. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)
A flight of Kenya Airways lands at Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu, western Kenya, on Aug. 28th, 2015. The economy of Kenya's western region has experienced a dramatic revival following the modernization of Kisumu International Airport by a Chinese company. Located on the edge of Kenya's third largest city, the upgraded Kisumu International Airport is now a busy transport hub connecting the country to the wider eastern African region. (Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Kenya Airways said Thursday it has suspended its flights on the Rome-Geneva route from Friday until April 30 over coronavirus fears.

The Kenyan carrier said it has also activated its crisis management protocol to proactively address situations as they arise and implement appropriate actions.

“We continue our engagement with relevant ministries and government agencies in Kenya and across our network and will provide affected customers with updated information in a timely manner,” the airline said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

It said customers who have been affected by the suspension have been advised to rebook on alternative flights while a full refund has been assured to those who choose to cancel their travel.

“The situation remains dynamic and we are constantly monitoring any developments. In the meantime, all other flights operate as normal albeit some with an adjusted schedule,” it said.

The latest move comes after the airline early this month suspended flights from northern cities of Milan and Verona, the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe.

Kenya, which is considered as one of the countries that are highly vulnerable, is on high alert and has so far had more than 20 suspected cases of the deadly coronavirus but all of them have turned out negative. Enditem

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