Kenya Airways warns of flight cuts due to parts shortages

Kenya Airways has said it may have to temporarily cut some flight frequencies due to delays in securing aircraft components required for maintenance.

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Kenya Airways chief executive Allan Kilavuka said: “This has constrained our aircraft availability because we do not have extra aircraft capacity to help alleviate the delays.

With a limited inventory, airlines have had to look worldwide to find the parts they need.”

Post-Covid industry supply chain challenges have been intensified by sanctions on Russia following its invasion of Ukraine, creating a shortage of titanium.

Kilavuka added: “We are currently finalising a component support programme that will help fast-track the securing of components. We are also actively engaging our OEM partners to work on mitigation measures which should ensure continuity of our network and operations.”