Kenya aviation news update – KQ and KALPA sign agreement


The Kenya Airline Pilots Association has according to a well placed airline source in Nairobi signed a collective bargaining agreement with ‘The Pride of Africa’ earlier today, ending a period of uncertainty for the airline and its passengers of what could have been turning into industrial action.

Both sides agreed on a series of measures but most notably was ‘goodwill’ a major part of the agreement, under which pilots can agree to be called at short but reasonable notice to work even during off duty days, as long as it was not in contradiction with mandatory requirements by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in regard of maximum duty hours per month and minimum rest period requirements.

All flight schedules published by Kenya Airways will be operated, according to the same source.

It was also learned at the same time that flights in and out of Juba, the capital of the new Republic of South Sudan, have resumed following a two day airport closure to facilitate the large number of VIP flights handled during the Independence celebrations.

Watch this space.