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Kenya Airways cancels flights to/from Juba - Press Statement.

Kenya Airways has cancelled all flights to and from Juba in South Sudan due to the closure of the Juba Airport after heavy fighting broke out in the capital of South Sudan.

According to Reuters, Fighting erupted between South Sudanese soldiers overnight around the capital and gunfire and explosions could still be heard on Monday morning, witnesses in Juba said, following months of tension after the president sacked his deputy.
   
Clashes were concentrated at two military barracks, the main Bilpam barracks north of the airport, and at Jebel barracks south of Juba, where the presidential guard is based.

KQ has issued the following press release. 


Nairobi 16th December 2013……..Kenya Airways wishes to inform its customers and the general public that all flights to and from Juba, South Sudan have been suspended due to the closure of Juba Airport.

The flights affected are KQ350/351, KQ352/353 and KQ354/355

Kenya Airways is closely monitoring the situation and will provide updates as we receive them from relevant authorities.

We apologize for any inconveniences caused by the cancellation

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