Kenya Airways pleads for State protection over new competition

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Kenya Airways Board Chairman Michael Joseph.

National carrier Kenya Airways (KQ) wants the Government to slow down licensing of new airlines to fly to Nairobi, arguing that they are eating into its market share and could threaten its survival.

This, however, negates the stand by other Government entities, including the Tourism ministry, that advocate for opening up the country’s skies to grow the tourism industry as well as entrench the country as a regional hub.

KQ Chairman Michael Joseph said the Government should not invest in the airline but should also ensure that it is both…

Source – Standard Media