29-02-2020 by redazione
The Coronavirus also makes life difficult for Italian tourists who are planning to travel to Kenya or will have to return to Italy on a flight booked by Turkish Airlines.
The Turkish airline, one of the three national airlines that fly to Mombasa via Istanbul (the others are Ethiopian Airways and Qatar), decided in a note issued yesterday that the possibility to book a flight from Italy to Kenya will be decidedly reduced for this month. For those who have already booked for March, from tomorrow Monday 2 to Tuesday 31, there could be changes of date or operational.
The decision is mainly due to the lower demand for flights, given that at the moment less Italians are moving from the country but especially less foreigners are coming to Italy, due to the high number of contagions in the peninsula and the excessive echo that has had the approach with this contagious influence but especially "media".
For those who have to return from Kenya in March with Turkish, the advice is to hear from your travel agent or directly from the company. So there could be different flight solutions from Kenya to Istanbul IST International Airport (the Mombasa-Istanbul and Nairobi-Istanbul routes and of course they remain open).
In fact, the company's press release also states that flights from Italian cities (besides Rome Fiumicino and Milan Malpensa also Naples, Venice, Catania, Bari and Bologna) to the new Istanbul airport will be drastically reduced.
From Malpensa and Fiumicino halved (from 4 to 2 a day), from Naples from one flight a day to four a week (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday) from Venice from 3 flights a day to one, from Catania from 1 flight a day to 4 a week (Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday), from Bologna from 2 a day to 1 a day and from Bari from 4 flights a week to two, Monday and Saturday.
A decision that certainly does not help the connections between our country and Kenya, but so much so, the emergency amplified by our country is also having repercussions on other tourist destinations and, for now, even in a total way.
In Sub-Saharan Africa, however, only Madagascar and Mauritius, among the tourist destinations, have cancelled direct flights from Italy.
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