JKIA reports low passenger numbers in current financial year

Kenya Airports Authority says passenger numbers at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have dropped by 59 percent monthly in the current financial year.

This is recorded as the sector continues to reel from the effects of the second wave of Covid-19.

Monthly passengers passing through the airport have so far dropped to an average of 211,904 from 514,350.

Referring to the last financial year reports.

The aviation sector is yet to fully recover as travel restrictions put in place see a decline in passenger demand.

Meanwhile some of the countries in Europe are restricting their citizens from traveling abroad.

This will now need at least 302,446 more passengers a month to achieve last year’s performance the airport.

However that is unlikely due to the ongoing pandemic.

The trend was the same at the Moi International Airport in Mombasa.

Passenger numbers declined 56 percent from 1.1 million percent to 506,199 percent.

That highlighted the adverse effect that the Covid-19 has had on the tourism sector in Kenya’s major tourist hub.

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