Potential catering staff strike in Kenya cause for alarm

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(eTN) – Airlines using the market leader NAS for their catering out of Mombasa and Nairobi are faced with a potential strike by NAS-unionized staff.

The trade union has issued a strike warning to the company, which in turn has informed all their airline clientele.

This being high season with travel in and out of East Africa, the airlines have been busy trying to make contingency plans.

Carriers coming to Nairobi and turning around have the option of bringing catering with them on the inbound journey for the return flight, but this adds extra weight to the plane and othersie reduces the uplift capacity for cargo bound to Kenya.