Jet fuel consumption drops 85pc on aviation lockdown
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 0:01
By EDWIN OKOTH
Aeroplanes at the JKIA in Nairobi.
FILE PHOTO | NMG
Jet fuel consumption dropped 85 percent last month as the country concluded the first month of a freeze on flights due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The country first banned international flights in late March, forcing Kenya Airways #ticker:KQ and other carriers to limit themselves to fly domestic routes, which were later cut off as cessation of movement began in Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale.
Motorists have been forced to park their cars as the lockdown in major towns including Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi, Kwale and Madera remains in force even as pump prices sank lowest in close to four years.
Last month, petrol pump prices dropped by the largest margin since the government began regulating pump prices but consumption dipped sharply as motorists bought 41.5 million litres less.