Flight operations are resuming at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Monbasa Moi International Airport (MBA), Eldoret International Airport (EDL), and Kisumu International Airport (KIS) as of Thursday, March 7, following an aviation workers strike the day prior that left thousands of passengers stranded. Lingering flight disruptions are, however, likely in the coming hours at airports across the country. Further related strike are possible in the coming weeks.
The Kenya Aviation Workers Union (KAWU) launched a strike on March 6 to denounce Kenya Airways' plan to take over the management of Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). Many inbound and outbound flights were canceled, diverted, or delayed by several hours.
Individuals flying through NBO, MBA, EDL and KIS are advised to confirm flight reservations, contact their airlines for further information, and anticipate lingering disruptions.
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