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Kenya Airways Pilots Call for Sacking of Management

Kenya Airways may be in for another round of troubles as the Kenya Airways Pilots Association (KALPA) has issued a statement calling for the sack of the management of the airline.

Barely a week after Kenya Airways posted a $258 million after tax loss, the struggling airline now faces management challenges with the pilots association.

Kenya Airlines Pilots Union ( KALPA) has renewed its call for the Kenyan government to change the management of the national carrier Kenya Airways, in order to reverse the successive record loss making streak that has plagued the airline.

“KALPA reaffirms its lack of confidence in the board of directors and top-level management overseeing the recovery of Kenya Airways,” the union said

CEO, Mbuvi Ngunze, who took the helm in December 2014, has had a tumultuous reign but remains optimistic that the pride of Africa, which was Africa’s dominant airline just five years ago, will experience good fortunes in due time.

In February, Kenya Airways turned to global consulting firm McKinsey & Company to draw up a restructuring plan which includes laying off 600 employees, about 15 percent of its workforce.

In this turnaround strategy, the airline has shrunk its fleet by almost a third and also sold its valuable take-off and landing slot at London’s Heathrow airport.


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