A second flight carrying Kenyans who were stranded in the UK due to the Covid-19 lockdowns landed safely at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) this morning.
The Kenya Airways chartered flight departed from London’s Heathrow Airport on Friday afternoon, according to Kenya’s High Commissioner to UK Manoah Esipisu.
Kenya High Commission in London, in a statement early this week, announced that the evacuation flight from London was available on a first-come-first-served basis.
A one-way economy class ticket on this flight was going for Sh101,000 (£771) and Sh279,000 (£2,140) for business class, prices almost double the amount paid by the first group that was evacuated from the UK on May 4.
According to KQ, the huge difference in the ticket price was because the first flight was ferrying cargo to and from the United Kingdom, hence balancing out the cost.