Astral adjusts freighter schedule

By Damian Brett

African freighter operator Astral Aviation has adjusted its flight schedule in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The carrier said that key staff will continue working at its headquarters at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport while the rest of its staff will be working from home and will be accessible at all times by phone and email.

Astral crew will be in compliance with the Kenya CAA Directives, it added.

While aircraft will continue to fly, it has made some adjustments to its schedules.

Flights from Nairobi to Juba, Mogadishu and Mwanza will each be halved from two to one per week.

Flights to Zanzibar and Pemba will operate every two weeks.

In addition, Astral will operate full-charters within East, Central, Southern, Horn of Africa & Indian Ocean.

The carrier’s fleet includes B747-400F, B727F, DC-9F and F27F aircraft.

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