Kenya Airways will temporarily suspend daily flights to Kisumu effective September 7, 2009.
In a statement, KQ said the move was meant to pave way for the ongoing repairs and renovation of the Kisumu Airport runway by the Kenya Airports Authority.
The repairs are expected to be completed by the end of November 2009.
"The length of the Kisumu runway will become much shorter during the repair and renovation period. Therefore the Embraer E170 jets which ply on this route will not be able to take-off and land during this time," Kenya Airways Commercial Director, Mohan Chandra said.
"The runaway repairs are expected to improve the operations of the Kisumu Airport. Our aircrafts are not able to take full loads on the short runway," he added.
Chandra said the airline will resume operations once renovations are complete.
The airline flies to Kisumu twice every day.
Kisumu Airport is the third busiest airport in the country after the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the Nairobi Moi International Airport, Mombasa.