KQ reschedules flights as Air Force takes over airspace

KQ reschedules flights as Air Force takes over airspace
Kenya Airways planes are seen parked at the Jomo Kenyatta International airport near Kenya's capital Nairobi, April 28, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya/File Photo

Nine flights were rescheduled on Wednesday morning after the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport was temporarily closed.

According to communication from Kenya Airways, the airport was closed between 11:20 am to 12:20 pm to allow for Air Force training.

The airline said the Air Force would be using the airspace for training ahead of the Jamhuri Day celebrations set for Monday, December 12.

The affected flights were: KQ264/265, KQ351, KQ401, KQ412, KQ434, KQ550, KQ654/655.

On Monday, Kenya Airways was forced to reschedule most of its flights as technical staff went on strike demanding for better pay and working conditions.

The technical team raised concern over pay discrepancy which they say was affecting staff morale as well as working long hours which they say could affect safety.

However, normalcy resumed when after the striking technicians struck a truce with the Kenya Airways Group Managing Director, Mbuvi Ngunze, who promised to review their pay and allowances beginning next month.


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