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Kenya Airways To Cut Flights Over Shortage Of Pilots

Kenya Airways To Cut Flights Over Shortage Of Pilots

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) is set to cut flights on a number of its routes due to a shortage of pilots in a move which could result into a bitter brawl between the airline and the pilot’s union. The airline’s director of operations Paul Njoroge in a letter addressed to the Kenya Airlines Pilot […]

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya Plans to Court Ryanair, easyJet to Boost Beach Tourism

Kenya plans discussions with low-cost airlines such as Ryanair Holdings Plc and easyJet Plc to begin flying to the East African nation famous for its beaches and safaris, its tourism minister said. Tourism is one of the country’s biggest generators of foreign exchange after remittances and agricultural exports, and earned the nation 119.9 billion shillings […]

Kenya Airways Debt Swap May Give State a Controlling Stake

Kenya Airways Debt Swap May Give State a Controlling Stake

Kenya’s government agreed to swap loans it provided to Kenya Airways Ltd. for equity, a conversion that may give the state a controlling stake in the national carrier, Treasury Secretary Henry Rotich said. The government will also guarantee 77 billion shillings ($745 million) of the airline’s debt to lessors and domestic banks, enabling Kenya Airways […]

Kenya Airways’ Full-Year Pretax Loss Narrows 60.9 pct

Kenya Airways’ Full-Year Pretax Loss Narrows 60.9 pct

Kenya Airways Ltd’s pretax loss shrank 60.9 percent in the year to end-March to 10.2 billion shillings ($98.84 million), the company said on Thursday. The carrier, which saw losses mount after a slump in Kenyan tourism and an expensive fleet renewal exercise, swung to an operating profit of 897 million shillings from a loss of […]

Emirates, Kenya Airways Suspend Abuja Operations

Emirates, Kenya Airways Suspend Abuja Operations

Dubai-based Emirates Airlines and Kenya Airways have announced the suspension of their flights to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, Nigeria’s capital, in the face of the economic downturn in the country, foreign exchange scarcity, and the shrinking passenger traffic on international routes. Emirates, one of the biggest foreign airlines operating in Nigeria, said it […]

Kenya Airways Pilots Delay Strike Plan: Union Head

Kenya Airways Pilots Delay Strike Plan: Union Head

Pilots at Kenya Airways have delayed plans to strike, the head of the pilots’ union said on Monday, after a court ruled the action illegal and the loss-making carrier said a stoppage would further hurt it. The pilots’ union KALPA had called for an indefinite strike to start on Tuesday to protest against the management […]

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Prepares Exit Ahead of Pilot Walkout

Kenya Airways Chairman Dennis Awori said he plans to leave Africa’s third-largest airline after a pilots union called for a seven-day strike to protest against his employment and the position of Chief Executive Officer Mbuvi Ngunze. “‘I see myself leaving, yes,” Awori said by phone on Thursday. “I have begun the turnaround and honestly Kenya Airways needs […]