Jambojet has finally suspended all of its flights.
Following a ban on its international flights by Uganda and Rwanda, Jambojet had continued with its domestic flights until Monday when Kenyan President, Uhuru Kenyatta passed a new directive.
The directive announced the cessation of all movement by road, rail or air in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties for the next 21 days.
“In light of this, Jambojet will temporarily suspend all its operations for the period between April 7-30 . We therefore regret to inform all our customers and business partners that all the flights for the said period are cancelled with immediate effect,” said the airline.
Operating a total of eight Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 turboprop planes, Jambojet normally serves five domestic destinations out of its base at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Meanwhile at the time of writing, 43 of 54 countries on the African continent have closed their borders, according to the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
About 30 have imposed lockdowns, curfews, travel bans or other restrictions to try and prevent the spread of COVID-19.