West Africa flight ban leaves Kenya Airways in a fix

Kenya Airways managing director Titus Naikuni (left) and Chief Operating Officer Mbuvi Ngunze during the release of the airline's full-year financial results at a Nairobi hotel on June 25, 2014. PHOTO | SALATON NJAU | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • Kenya Airways faces ticket refund nightmare after cancellations due to Ebola.
  • KQ aircraft fly 44 times a week to 10 West African cities, comprising nearly a third of the airline’s 36 destinations on the continent.
  • The airline could be booking annual revenue of Sh2.4 billion from the two suspended destinations on an annualised basis.

Kenya Airways is staring at a ticket-refund nightmare following flight cancellations to two key West African routes due to the Ebola outbreak and likely loss of revenue if the suspension of flights is not lifted soon.

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