Fly748, a local commercial airline, has announced that it will be halting its services in Kenya.
According to Moses Mwangi, the Managing Director of the airline, Fly748 will be ceasing its domestic flights in the country.
However, the company has sought to reassure its clients who had booked flights in advance that their Advanced Reservation System (ARS) will remain open until June 30 to allow for the processing of funds for all advanced tickets paid.
Fly748 has expressed gratitude to its clientele and the Kenyan market for their support during the two years it has been in operation in the country.
The airline began domestic commercial flight operations on May 20, 2021, with only five planes.
The airline’s decision to suspend its services has come as a surprise to many, and it is unclear why it has taken this step.
It remains to be seen whether Fly748 will resume its services in the future, or if it will be forced to shut down permanently.
The suspension of Fly748’s services is likely to have an impact on the Kenyan aviation industry, especially given the airline’s relatively short lifespan.
The development has prompted questions about the state of the country’s aviation industry, which has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Industry experts have called for government intervention to support airlines and ensure the continued viability of the aviation sector.
With the suspension of Fly748’s services, many are left wondering what the future holds for the industry and the millions of Kenyans who rely on air travel for business and leisure purposes.