Kenya Airways yesterday retrenched 80 employees in a bid to seek “a long-term sustainable financial structure for the airline”.

The CEO Mbuvi Ngunze said that the retrenchment is in line with the “Operation Pride” to improve profitability and revisit the operating model and network.

“Today, we will commence with the first phase of redundancies which will impact approximately 80 staff members”.

“We have made some difficult decisions to make substantial changes in all aspects of our business, including reducing our fleet in line with the current fiscal realities. It is in this light that we announced our intention to right-size the organisation to align with the reduced fleet size and improve the productivity of our staff across the network.”

Mbuvi said the affected employees will be laid off in accordance with labor laws.