All set for US direct flight as Court blocks KQ staff from striking

October 26, 2018 (4 weeks ago)
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NAIROBI, Kenya. Oct 26 – The High Court has blocked aviation workers from going on strike during Kenya Airways inaugural flight to New York pending hearing of their case. 

The Aviation workers had planned to strike during the Kenya Airways inaugural flight to the United States of America if the airline does not conclude the Collective Bargaining Agreement before Sunday.

Justice Byram Ongaya issued a temporary injunction to the Kenya Aviation Workers Union from enforcing the strike notice until the case is heard.

Kenya Airways becomes the first airline to offer a non-stop flight between East Africa and the USA.

The airline already serves Africa, Europe, Middle-East, Indian sub-continent and Asia.

The opening of the US destination completes an essential piece for Kenya Airways’ network, cementing its position as one of the leading African carriers.

Official numbers released by Kenya Airways last month indicated that slightly over 7,000 tickets had been sold on the route so far.

Kenya Airways has confirmed that it will be deploying a Boeing 787 Dreamliner jet with a capacity of 234 seats for their daily flight to New York.

This means that KQ will be able to carry at least 460 passengers every day in both directions.

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