Even as Korea Airlines suspend flights into Kenya already marked by World Health Organization as ‘high risk’ destination, Kenya Airways management has today vowed to continue flying the West Africa route.
Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni announced the carrier will not suspend its flights to west Africa, with another source claiming it has doubled the flights to Â the ebola hit destination.
Kenya Airways is banking on hopes that Kenyans had been immunized against Ebola hence the virus isn’t a health risk here. But Ebola has no cure, and half the population is not sure whether they were immunized or not, including this writer.
How is Kenya Airways dealing with citizen concerns? It has hired a Public Relations agency, Ogilvy and Mather, to counter negative mentions, especially on twitter.
A renowned Kenya blogger, Robert Alai, accuses KQ for gambling with people’s lives, with revelations that most crew staff to west Africa are ‘feigning sickness’ to avoid the route.