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Where is Jambo Jet?

Kenya Airways’ proposed low cost carrier, Jambo Jet, was expected to begin services before the end of this year. With less than three weeks remaining in 2012, and with Christmas holiday bookings well underway, analysts are beginning to wonder whether the launch of Jambo Jet has been pushed to 2013. Early this year, Kenya Airways […]

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Tough times for Kenya Airways

Yesterday’s announcement by Kenya Airways of a Kshs 4.7 billion (US$55 million) loss portends rough waters for the airline, and is likely to put further pressure on CEO Titus Naikuni. The KSh4.7 billion net loss is for the first half of the year ending Sept 30, 2012. Kenya Airways attributed the losses to persistence of […]

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KQ drama: Naikuni fails to show up in Parliament

UPDATE 11 October 2012: Kenya Airways CEO, Titus Naikuni, appeared today before the Parliametary Committee on Labour and Social Welfare. He declined to answer any questions. Click here for the details. Original story begins below: ########################################### The Kenya Airways (KQ) saga continues unfolding as CEO, Titus Naikuni, failed for a second time to show up […]

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Kenya’s low cost carriers to engage in bruising battle

Kenya’s low cost carrier segment is set for exciting times in coming months. Could intense battles for passengers lead to a price war? Who will win, or will every player get a share slice of the pie? It has been known for some time that Kenya Airways is planning to re-enter the low cost carrier […]

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Kenya Airways bracing for tough times

Hit by the global economic crisis, stiffening competition, high fuel costs and rising wage bills, Kenya Airways is bracing itself for tough times as indicated by a raft of new measures announced in recent months. From this month, Kenya’s flag carrier will be laying off a significant number of staff in a bid to curb […]

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