Silverstone Air is Planing to lay off its staff after their planes were grounded few days ago.
Rumours have it that on Monday they served their staff with a one-month redundancy notice following the recent suspension of their Dash-8 planes by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
The management said that the airline has become redundant. That decision was made following the decision by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to ground some of their fleets, which messed up their passenger services. This move affected their plans and revenue.
“This has resulted in irreparable damage to the company’s brand equity as evidenced by mass cancellations of tickets. The company cannot, therefore, continue to operate commercially. We assure you that the step the company has taken has no relation to matters of your individual productivity”
“This letter serves as notice of redundancy, taking into account your notice period of one month as per your contract of employment. This Notice is effective November 18,”.
A few days ago, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority announced that they were going to ground Dash-8 planes to pave way for the investigations into the incidents that involved their aircraft. following this, Silverstone went ahead and suspends all their routes.
“During this period, we will continue to work with our customers to help minimize any disruption to their travel. We are in the process of contacting all our clients to re-protect them,” Said Silverstone.
A plane operated by the Silverstone crash-landed after losing one of its wheels from Lodwar to Nairobi but was diverted to crash-land in Eldoret safely. A few weeks ago, after the incidents, Silverstone Air suspended operations on three of its routes including Nairobi-Lodwar, Nairobi-Wajir and Nairobi-Lodwar following non-performance in the routes.