Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is set to resume passenger flights amid the Corona Virus Pandemic. JKIA is finally planning to start the operations of passenger flights weeks after the ban of international flights was enforced in Kenya. Through a memo, JKIA Airport Manager Abel Godo alerted all the concerned parties about the imminent resumption of passenger flights. He also invited them to a meeting that would determine the safest way forward. Some of the plans included informing the civil aviation team about the precautionary public health measures for protection against the virus.
“In preparation of the imminent resumption of passenger operations at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, you are hereby invited to a virtual meeting to be held on Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 11.00 hrs,” the memo reads.
One of the main agendas on the meeting is informing the concerned parties about the safest ways of protecting themselves against Corona Virus. They will also strategize on the seamless continuity of operations and activities at the airport.
“The agenda for the meeting include; Precautionary public health measures for civil aviation following the COVID-19 pandemic and operational readiness and resumption of activities,” the memo says.
Some of the concerned parties that will be involved in the resumption strategy include contractors, service providers, all government agencies and Aeronautical Operational Control.
JKIA has been operating cargo flights amid the pandemic. This was done to enable them to offer emergency services or important supplies to Kenyans.
International flights were suspended on 25th March when Corona Virus cases reached 15 in Kenya. This was one of the many measures undertaken by the ministry of health to combat the spread of Corona Virus. All people who were coming in before the suspension of flights had to undergo mandatory quarantine for 14 days.