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Kenya Airways to lay off workers due to pandemic

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The national courier Kenya Airways is planning to lay off hundred of its staff following the effects of coronavirus in the industry.

An internal memo has already been issued notifying staffs of the changes attributed to inadequate revenues impacting their operations as a whole.

According to the memo, Kenya Airways revealed that they are planning to rightsize themselves including their assets and sending home some of the workers.

They continue by saying that plans are underway to organize shifts for workers which will continue up to September 2020.

Currently, KQ sustains itself from cargo transport as they look forward to resumption of domestic travels come next week when President Uhuru Kenyatta will address the country.

Preparation at Jomo Kenyatta Airport and Moi International Airport in Mombasa are underway and have been inspected by CS Najib Balala and CS James Macharia.

KQ just like other players including Fly Emirates have resorted to s=downsizing it operations to stay afloat.

Others have been declared bankrupt pleading with the government to chip in and finance them.

Qatar Airways hinted at increased charges once restrictions have been lifted in order to restore profitability.

They continued by saying that the restrictions imposed on them are expensive especially when it comes to maintaining social distance in the planes.


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