Reprieve for Kenya Airways planned U.S. direct flight

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File Photo of a Kenya Airways plane mid-flight.

Kenya Airways has received temporary injunction barring the Kenya Aviation Workers Union from directing its staff to stay away from the planned U.S. direct flight.

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The decision now gives the airline a sigh of relief for the Sunday, October 28th flight.

In a replying affidavit, the union had argued that it would be illegal for its members to operate the New York City bound flight without signing a new Collective Bargain Agreement.

Currently, KQ crew members are only supposed to work for a maximum of 15 hours.

The new route is expected to add an additional three hours for the crew.

” We want the flight to operate, however it can only do so if our members sign a deal to cover the extra working hours,” Moss Ndiema, the Kenya Aviation Workers Union Secretary General told Citizen Digital on Thursday.

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