Kenyan Airways’ troubled skies – Increased competition on the horizon

The East African reports that Uganda plans to revive its national carrier, Uganda Airways. Kenya’s East African dominance is under threat, and the struggling airline, is also facing increased competition from RwandAir and Lufthansa, on its European route.

RwandAir is awaiting the arrival of two A330 aircraft, while Lufthansa plans to increase the number of flights, to four times a week, and deploy the larger Airbus A340-300 on the Frankfurt and Nairobi route.

The Kenyan government said in May, that they are reviewing its partnership with Air France-KLM, as it requires $600 million to recover after posting a loss of 25.7-billion shillings ($254m), the biggest in Kenya’s corporate history. Kenyan Airways is the third-largest carrier in sub-Saharan Africa.