KQ cancels 28 Flights as Pilots and Cabin Crew begin Strike

KQ workers have resorted to industrial action to force out company CEO Sebastian Mikosz


Hundreds of passengers were on Monday stranded after Kenya Airways canceled 28 flights following a go slow by pilots and cabin crew.

The passengers arrived at JKIA only to be told last minute that their flights had been canceled.

KQ workers have resorted to industrial action to force out company CEO Sebastian Mikosz and Chairman Michael Joseph.

The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) also also demanding the sacking of Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) CEO Johnny Andersen and board chairman Isaac Awuondo.

KAWU Secretary General Moss Ndiema said all aviation industry workers would go fully on strike from tomorrow (Wednesday 6th March 2019).

“We advise all airport users and customers to consider alternative travel arrangements from Wednesday,” said Ndiema. “Our members will withdraw all services ranging from cabin crew, security, air traffic control, aircraft maintenance, customer care, fire and rescue, ground flight services, engineering, finance, transport, equipment operation, loading and cabin grooming services among others.”

The workers are also opposed to the planned takeover of KAA by KQ.

Said Ndiema: “It is totally wrong, even criminal, to even imagine KQ taking over JKIA…Kenya will lose billions in revenue not to mention massive job losses that would ruin livelihoods.”