The Kenya Airways has resumed operations for six routes amidst the pilots’ strike which began on Saturday, November 5, 2022.
In a statement shared via its official Twitter account, the airline announced that the resumed flights would cater for passengers who had already booked.
“Kenya airways would like to confirm that the following flights are scheduled for today. The flights will cater for passengers who are already booked to travel,” the statement reads in parts.
The routes include Entebbe (KQ 420) at 12:45 PM, Entebbe- Nairobi (KQ 421) at 14:45 PM Nairobi- Mombasa (KQ 606) at 13:30 PM, Mombasa- Nairobi ( KQ 607) at 15:30 PM, Nairobi – Lusaka ( KQ 706 ) at 17:00 PM, and Nairobi – Lusaka ( KQ 707 ) at 20:20 PM.
The airline further announced that a help desk had been set up at JKIA, terminal 1A, to help passengers.
Kenya Airways pilots strike
Pilots from the airline had downed their tools over unaddressed grievances.
The Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA) had in a statement said its members will begin their industrial strike on Saturday, October 5, after Kenya Airways management failed to address their grievances.
The union, which draws a majority of its membership from the troubled carrier, announced that the strike would take effect from 6:00 am, affecting both inbound and outbound flights.
“Kenya Airline Pilots Association (KALPA), the representative voice of all pilots in the country, Kenya Airways included, wishes to inform members of the public that beginning Saturday, 5th November 2022, from 6.00 am local time, there shall be no Kenya Airways aircraft departing Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) flown by a KALPA member,” KALPA Secretary General Murithi Nyagah said.
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