Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

Kenya

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

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.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...