Kenya Airways locks out South Sudan
23 December 2013, 18:00
Nairobi - Kenya Airways has suspended flights in and out of South Sudan for the rest of the year following the ongoing unrest in the oil rich country.
The decision was made at a high level meeting which agreed that it was for the best interests of the airline not avoid the havoc wrecked country.
A statement from the airline read:
" Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that all flights to and from Juba in South Sudan have been suspended between December 24, 2013 and December 31, 2013.
The flights affected are: KQ350 NBO-JUB, KQ351 JUB-NBO, KQ352 NBO-JUB, KQ353 JUB-NBO, KQ354 NBO-JUB, .KQ355 JUB – NBO, the statement said.
The country has been affected by what observers say could be a civil war if measures are not taken to calm the situation. So far over 500 people have been reported dead, with many more injured and displaced due to the fighting.
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