Kenya Airways (KQ) has issued a caution to passengers traveling during the holiday season.
Allan Kilavuka, the Group Managing Director and CEO of KQ, revealed that some of the planes may face extended grounding for approximately two weeks due to challenges in procuring aircraft spare parts.
The MD stated on Friday that the airline is experiencing disruptions in the global supply chain for aircraft spare parts, leading to the need for increased maintenance ground time as a precautionary measure.
“Our current flight schedule may experience disruptions in the coming weeks mainly due to challenges in the aircraft spare parts global supply chain. These challenges are leading to extended ground time of our aircraft for maintenance,” Kilavuka said.
Kilavuka emphasized the airline’s commitment to safety and reliability, noting that the potential grounding of one or more aircraft aligns with their dedication to maintaining the highest operational standards.
He further expressed gratitude for passengers’ understanding and patience during this period and assured them that resolving the issues efficiently remains a top priority.
Passengers were advised to stay updated on flight schedules by checking the company’s website and mobile applications.
Kilavuka assured customers that Kenya Airways is actively working to restore normal operations and minimize disruptions.
The airline apologized for any inconvenience caused by potential schedule changes and emphasized its team’s continuous efforts to keep passengers informed throughout the process.