Kenya’s national Kenya Airways (KQ) has announced that it will be resuming direct flights from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi to Charles De Gaulle (CDG) in France.

KQ announced on Tuesday that its direct flights to Paris will resume from March 17.

The airline said it will continue with flights from JKIA to the rest of Kenya and Africa, including key African destinations like Kinshasa, Moroni, Entebbe, Johannesburg and Antananarivo.

Kenya Airways announced that it will resume the route with one flight each week with the frequency expected to increasing based on the passenger demand.

“The resumption of direct flights to Paris, France is in line with our plans to grow an expanding schedule as travel restrictions are lifted across the globe,” said Julius Thairu, KQ Chief Commercial and Customer Officer.

Thairu added, “This Paris-Nairobi route offers our customers convenient connections to key destinations in Africa such as Kinshasa, Moroni, Entebbe, Johannesburg, and Antananarivo.

KQ expressed its commitment to continue offering air passengers an onboard travel experience that it says pays great attention to their health and safety during Covid-19 pandemic.

Flights to various international destinations were halted following the upsurge of Coronavirus cases globally after Kenya also reported its first case in March 2020, dealing the already struggling airline a near-death blow, with the resumption giving it a new lease on life.