Kenya, Netherlands agree to two flights a week amid Covid-19

Kenya and the Netherlands have agreed to two flights a week to foster economic ties amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement released by the Dutch embassy in Nairobi, dated April 20, 2020, the European nation expressed its desire to maintain strong trade links with Kenya.

"Starting Tuesday, April 21, and Sunday, April 26, Air France KLM Martinair, Cargo will operate two weekly cargo flights bringing 45-50 tons of cargo from Nairobi to Amsterdam," The statement read in part.

"For this purpose, KLM Boeing 777-300 passenger aircraft will be used with ample belly capacity. This comes in addition to the existing full freighter flights Air France KLM Martinair is regularly operating," it adds.

The exports will be dominated by cut flowers and other perishable products, inclusive of vegetables and fruits from Kenya to the Netherlands.

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