Kenya Airways Announce Flight Disruptions Due to Parts Shortages
Kenya Airways has announced flight disruptions due to delays in getting its planes undergoing scheduled maintenance back into operation.
A statement by CEO Allan Kilavuka said global challenges with supplying some aircraft components were also causing the disruptions.
“This has constrained our aircraft availability because we do not have extra aircraft capacity to help alleviate the delays,” he said.
STATEMENT ON SERVICE DISRUPTION
We wish to inform our customers that we are experiencing some flight disruptions. These are as a result of delays in getting our aircraft, which are undergoing scheduled maintenance, back into operations due to global challenges with… pic.twitter.com/N2SSLnN9PY
— Kenya Airways (@KenyaAirways) January 9, 2023
The CEO assured the KQ customers that the company was working to reduce the impact of the supply chain delays on its operations.
“We are also proactively anticipating these delays and communicating them as soon as possible,” he said.
“We are committed, and are working with our partners, to find a solution that minimizes the disruptions and the inconvenience to our customers. To that end, we are currently finalizing a component support program that will help fast track the securing of components.
We are also actively engaging our OEM (original equipment manufacturer) partners to work on mitigation measures which should ensure continuity of our network and operations.
In the event that supply chain challenges persist, we may have changes in our flight schedules with reductions in some frequencies.”
Kenya Airways’ fleet comprises wide-body Boeing aircraft, including its flagship B787 Dreamliner and narrow-body Embraer E190 aircraft.