Global spare parts crisis hits Kenya's national carrier services-Xinhua

Global spare parts crisis hits Kenya's national carrier services

Source: Xinhua| 2023-01-10 22:04:31|Editor: huaxia

NAIROBI, Jan. 10 (Xinhua) -- A global aircraft spare parts crisis has led to service disruption at Kenya Airways, the company said.

Kenya Airways CEO Allan Kilavuka said some of the airline services have been halted due to delays in getting some components for aircraft taken for maintenance. "These challenges are global and affect not only Kenya Airways but all airlines globally," he said in a statement issued in Nairobi, the capital of Kenya, Monday evening.

He noted that the aviation supply chain is highly dependent on raw materials from many countries. "With a limited inventory, airlines have had to look worldwide to find the parts they need."

It is said that Kenya Airways has had no choice but to cancel some of its flights affecting customers. "In the event that supply chain challenges persist, we will have changes in our flight schedules with reductions in some frequencies," he said, adding the firm is working to mitigate the crisis.