Kenya Airways has issued an update of their KQ100 flight from Nairobi to London saying the security threat was of low credibility.
After receiving the information, the airline quickly alerted the crew onboard who took all security measures as stipulated in their manual but no security incident occurred during and after the flight.
The aircraft which was diverted to Stansted airport was later cleared by all security agencies and that it is open for normal operations.
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Kenya Airways has apologized for the inconvenience cause as they thanked their crew and passengers on board for their patience.
Apart from thanking their crew for demonstrating professionalism, the airline will be providing counselling support, a service which will be communicated to all passengers on how they will receive it.
Immediately after the security threat was raised, the UK government worked closely with the Kenyan government on the risk assessment to avert the threat.
“KQ management in conjunction with the security authorities of the Government of Kenya and the United Kingdom carried out a thorough risk assessment of the threat.
The crew onboard were briefed, and all safety and security precautions were taken to ensure the safety and security of our crew and passengers on board.” “said KQ