Kenya's Industrial Court granted an injunction blocking the planned strike by Kenya Airways employees. The court certified the application as urgent and directed that it be heard on 21-Oct-2010. The union said about 5,000 members could take part in the strike scheduled to commence on 13-Oct-2010, including employees from other carriers.
Kenya Airways stock price fell to the lowest level in nine months, decreasing 2.3% on speculation over the strike.
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Wataniya Airways, subsidiary of Kuwait National Airways (+1.2), launched BusinessFirst, its new premium cabin brand, replacing its former first class cabin brand. In addition to the new branding, the company is also offering improved flight schedules, 24/7 coverage at its Guest Contact Centre, a Chauffeur Drive service to the Sheikh Saad Terminal, free valet and parking at the airport and a new business centre in the dedicated BusinessFirst lounge. The carrier is has also improved its in-flight services, including new meal menus and entertainment, a broader range of magazines and inflight mobile and internet connectivity.
Selected African and Middle Eastern airlines share price movements (% change) 11-Oct-2010