Passengers stranded at JKIA as workers go on strike
SEE ALSO :Company loses Sh250m JKIA parking tender“For any ticket or booking, guests are advised to get in touch with us through our website www.kenya-airways.com,” said part of a statement from the airline. KQ later advised passengers not to go to the airport. “Further to the strike by KAWU members, we expect disruptions on flights. Customers on flights after 11 A.M are advised not to come to the airport until further communication is shared. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused,” said KQ in a statement. The workers union was demanding the removal from office of KAA CEO Johny Andersen and chairman of the board Isaac Awuondo and their KQ counterparts.
SEE ALSO :KQ bid to take over JKIA heads to court8:00am Kenya Airways advised some of its customers not to come to the airport until the situation is resolved. “Further to the strike by KAWU members, we expect disruptions on flights. Customers on flights after 11am are advised not to come to the airport until further communication is shared. We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused,” KQ said in a tweet. 8.30am Police arrest Kenya Aviation Workers Union Secretary-General Moss Ndiema as flights remain grounded at JKIA. 9.50am Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia assures passengers that operations at JKIA will resume in an hour. Insists aviation workers strike is illegal. “The strike was declared illegal but unfortunately they went ahead and mobilized a very small group of people of not more than 30 comprised of the screeners. That matter has now been sorted out because KAA has some contingency plans,” he said.