In a bid to curb the COVID-19 pandemic, the Kenyan government has directed the Kenya airways to suspend all international flights effective 25th March, 2020.
The new Airways Chief executive officer Allan Kivaluka stated that cargo services that involve emergency goods will be operating as usual to ensure efficient and effective supplies in Kenya are maintained. The CEO further said that all domestic flights will continue operating but only for Mombasa to Kisumu.
Passengers have been urged to reschedule their plans to travel or do a swap of their vouchers to travel later on a different date which is within this calendar year.
This decision comes just after the airline has undergone a big loss of business due to this pandemic leading them to slash employees’ salary by half.
On 1st April, 2020, the airline employees at the low pay grade will have their salaries cut by 25 percent while those in the middle grades will be slashed by half which is 50 percent. Other employees have also been requested to take unpaid leave. The new CEO who will start work from 1st April has signed for an 80 percent salary cut while the other leadership level members will get 75 percent cut of their salaries as well.