Airkenya has suspended its service to Mara North Airstrip along other airlines.
According to ATC,org, Airkenya announced that, alongside other safari airlines, it will be suspending service into the MARA NORTH Airstrip, Masai Mara with immediate effect until further notice due to the current state of the airstrip.
“Passengers holding bookings to MARA NORTH are requested to amend drop/pick up to an alternative airstrip, for example Ngerende or other.” ATC said.
Earlier this year, Airkenya was the pioneer airline to offer schedule flights into Ukunda and also the oldest operator into Lamu. The coast routes of Ukunda, Lamu and Malindi have seen tremendous growth in seat capacity over the last few years.
“With this in mind, and taking cognizance of the fact that the routes are well served, Airkenya wishes to notify you that effective 11th January 2019, it will be suspending the three coast routes of DIANI, LAMU and MALINDI. This gives the company the chance to serve you better regionally by redeploying capacity to where it’s needed more.” Airkenya announced on its site.
The ariline also announced that its subsidiary Airline, Regional Air Services, Tanzania, will be boosted with a Dash 8 service from Serengeti to Zanzibar, effective 1st December this year.
“Effective 1st June 2019 and subject to regulatory approval, AIRKENYA will operate a MARA – ENTEBBE – MARA service via Kisumu to link with our Ugandian Subsidiary, AeroLink Uganda, for onward connection to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls and Kidepo Valley National Park thus cementing a truly East Africa Safari circuit.” Airkenya noted.