Kenya Airways (KQ) on Monday announced that it is suspending all passenger flights to the United Kingdom (UK) following a decision by UK government to ban travelers from Kenya.

KQ says its flights between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and London will cease from April 9 at midnight and remain suspended indefinitely.

The move by the national carrier is a result of the directive issued by the Kenya Government suspending all flights from the UK, effective from midnight April this coming Friday.

KQ added that due to the increased demand for travel to the UK before the advisory takes effect on Friday it added two new flights slated for Wednesday and Thursday this week.

“We sincerely apologise to all our customers for the inconvenience. Customers impacted by this directive may change their bookings for later travel or request a refund with all penalties waived. All tickets must be utilised before 31st March 2022,” KQ added.

The struggling airline has advised passengers to check their flights or manage their bookings through the KQ website, contact their travel agent or the Kenya Airways contact centre.