Kenyan flagship carrier, Kenya Airways has asked all staff who are not among those needed during the recommencement of services to go on unpaid leave.
The airline Group CEO, Allan Kilavuka announced that the order took effect from July 6, 2020, according to a report by The Star, Kenya.
“As we prepare for the anticipated resumption of domestic flight operations in Kenya, the projected depressed demand will require that we only keep the resources we will need for these operations,” said Kilavuka.
“We will, therefore, request all staff who will not be required to support the reduced operations to proceed on unpaid leave effective Monday, 6th July 2020.”
The CEO revealed that the move followed a necessary engagement with social partners and other important shareholders to seek the best possible result for the staff and the Company.
“While we have all put in a tremendous amount of work to keep our business afloat, it has become increasingly challenging to fulfill our obligations and maintain operations,” he added.
Kilavuka also said that the carrier’s short and medium-term projections indicated that they had to certainly reduce operations before Kenya Airways begins to scale up again.