African airlines have suspended flights to and from India, currently overwhelmed by the Covid-19 tsunami and its new variant causing a deadlier third wave. These are Kenya Airways, EgyptAir and RwandAir.
If the Egyptian company plans a takeover on May 31, 2021, the two other carriers whose decision was announced earlier this month prefer the formula “until further notice”. In Kigali for example, in a statement released on May 1, Rwandair explains this suspension of flights by “the increase in Covid-19 cases across India”.
For their part, Ethiopian Airlines, Air Tanzania and Air Mauritius are maintaining their flights to Indian cities. This is fueling the controversy within the populations of their respective countries.
It should be noted that India has to date more than 20 million patients with Covid-19, including nearly 400,000 new cases recorded daily in recent days. On Sunday, May 2, the country reported 3,689 more deaths, the largest increase on record in one day.