Friday, December 19, 2008

Flight operations at risk over fuel shortage

Kenya Airways CEO, Mr Titus Naikuni. Photo/FILE

Kenya Airways CEO, Mr Titus Naikuni. Photo/FILE 

Kenya Airways on Friday sounded an alert regarding the current fuel situation.

In a press statement, the firm's CEO Titus Naikuni said, “ if the situation does not improve within the next 1 to 2 days, our operations will be severely affected.”

Kenya Airways operates an average of 75 flights per day out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi and flies to 43 destinations.

Naikuni went on to say that the airline is consulting with fuel companies and with the Kenya Pipeline Company in a bid to remedy the situation.

“We have also constituted a committee chaired by the Chief Operating Officer to devise contingency plans should the situation deteriorate. I would like to assure our passengers that we are doing all we can to maintain our schedule integrity especially during the festive season,” said Naikuni