Kenya Airways (KQ) has cancelled all flights to Douala, Cameroon between 1st and 21st March due to closure of the international airport for repairs.
The National carrier has six flights to Douala per week. Four flights per week to Douala every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday go via Douala and culminate in Cameroon’s capital Yaoundé Nsimalen International Airport. These flights will now be directed to Yaoundé.
The airline’s two weekly flights (Tuesday and Saturday) to Douala via Bangui in Central Africa Republic (CAR) will terminate in Bangui during the three-week renovation period.
Cameroon’s aviation authorities issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) alerting airlines that the airport will be closed to facilitate rehabilitation and upgrade to the aircraft parking area and landing strip.
A statement from KQ said: “Passengers who had already booked to travel on the affected days will be rebooked on a new schedule and notified by the customer relations team.”
On February 5, KQ rescheduled its night flights to Kigali, Rwanda due to the closure of Kigali International Airport’s runway for repairs. The repairs in the East African country’s airport runway is expected to last two months starting early February to March 31.
The flights which used to depart Nairobi at 11:20pm local time and arrive 12:45am (Rwanda time) will now depart Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) at 12.25am (Kenya time) and get to Kigali at 12:50am local time.