The Kenyan Ambassador to Burundi Kennedy Vitisia says the decision by Kenya Airways to discontinue of sale of tickets in Burundi had nothing to do with the ongoing referendum or the security situation in the country.
Vitisia says the decision has been reversed and a team from the airline sent for talks for bilateral air service agreement with Burundi.
Two days ago Kenya Airways sent out a memo indicating that they will no longer be selling tickets in Burundi.
The Ambassador said the decision was arrived at following KQ believe that there were a lot of dollars being held by the government due to the current foreign exchange shortage situation in Burundi.
The decision has however been reversed and a team from the airline has been sent for bilateral air service agreement talks with Burundi that will also address complaints from Burundians that KQ tickets are expensive.
The envoy says the decision was unfortunate noting that there is a lot of good will from the Burundian government towards Kenya Airways.