The National carrier, Kenya Airways, has recalled some of its former staff that were sacked in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic times. The re-hiring exercise has now been going on in the last two months. This follows the growing demand for air travel as passengers, especially on local destinations, have seen competition among carriers increase.
The airline has recently been upgrading its frequencies to match the rising number of passengers on both local and international routes.
Since the resumption of flights to Mumbai and Europe, Kenya Airways has had several flight to the diseased areas under the confines of Covid-19 guidelines and directives strictly being followed.
Kenya airways saw sacking of several of it employees, redundancy of staff positions, reducing of staff salaries as flights were frozen due effects of the pandemic .
The carrier, through its statements, said they could not sustain the staff during the quarantine season, due to frozen travels within the country, in Africa and across the globe.
However economic times have kept improving , and bettered the activities of the airports. An official at the airline said there has been a growing demand in the recent days and the carrier has added some frequencies to accommodate a growing number of passengers, hence need for increasing the manpower.
“We have seen an increase in demand and that is why we are recalling some of our employees,” said an official from the airline.
Last month, KQ, as the airline is known by its international code, introduced a larger aircraft on Mombasa destination following high number of passengers on the route.