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Welcome to the KQ Fact Checker. This page contains a selection of mainstream news features about Kenya Airways, our opinion on their level of accuracy, and additional context on our official position.


CH-Aviation, 26th November 2019

Kenya Airways & Ethiopian Airlines threaten Juba, South Sudan halt

Both Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines have threatened to suspend their respective flights to Juba, as both carriers claim that their staff have been "inconvenienced" at the South Sudan airport. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj, South Sudan's Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth said the issues came about after passengers from both airlines allegedly complained of delayed or missing luggage at Juba Airport. .
The Standard| October 22, 2019

Feud over pilots’ hiring throws KQ recovery bid off course

The bad blood between national carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) and its pilots’ union has escalated even as a biting shortage of pilots continues to cost the airline much-needed revenue. One would think that after years of strife between KQ and the pilots’ union, resolving the shortage that has seen the ailing airline lose Sh5 billion in just one year would be a uniting factor. Instead, it has widened the rift between the two. The pilots under the aegis of the Kenya Airline Pilots Association (Kalpa) argue that since January, they have saved KQ over Sh3.7 billion from potential flight cancellation costs. But KQ reckons otherwise, insisting local pilots are expensive to maintain.