Kenya Airways is able to partially resume operations during a pilot’s strike

Kenya Airways has been struck by a strike by its pilots and their union (KALPA). Pilots began their strike against the airline on November 5.

The airline announced today it has been able to partially able to restore some flights today from Nairobi to Entebbe, Lusaka and Mombasa.

Then airline issued this statement:

Kenya Airways (KQ) would like to confirm that the following flights are scheduled for today, November 6. The flights will cater for the passengers who are already booked to travel.

Transport Cabinet Secretary Kipchumba Murkomen of Kenya has called the strike by Kenya Airways’ pilots as illegal and an attempt to sabotage the economy.

KALPA is an umbrella association for pilots in Kenya with membership drawn from major airlines within the country. Kenya Airline Pilots Association was initially known as the East African Pilots Association prior to the breakup of the East African community in 1978. The association held its first elections in 1978 and registered it’s first CBA in 1987. KALPA works towards ensuring good working conditions for its members, focuses on flight safety and acts as a representative voice for professional pilots in Kenya.

Top Copyright Photo: Kenya Airways Boeing 737-8HX WL 5Y-CYB (msn 40550) BFI (Brian Worthington). Image: 959272.

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