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Kenya Airways to half its pilot workforce

Posted 26 August 2020 · Add Comment

Kenya Airways has said it is to remove half of its pilots following the toll of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Kenya Airways to half its pilot workforce.  Image:  Kenya Airways

The airline is looking to cut up to 207 of its 414 pilot jobs, which account for almost half of the carrier's payroll costs over the next three years.

 

Kenya Airways Group CEO Allan Kilavuka said: "Based on our three-year projection, we will require 50 percent to 60 percent of pilots to efficiently support the reduced operations. Our target is to reduce the company's overall total fixed costs, not just staff costs, by about 50 percent in response to our revenue projections.”

 

He added: “We are reducing our network, our assets, and our people. The reduction will not be like for like, meaning that the shrinkage will not be uniform across the three areas.”

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