KQ Welcomes Back Crew Of Flight Intercepted In UK Over Security Threat

Kenya Airways’ management praised the crew of the KQ100 flight that was intercepted and diverted in the UK due to a security threat alert. 

KQ stated that the crew acted with great professionalism despite the controversy that threatened the national carrier’s reputation.

“Last night, we hosted a welcome reception for the crew of KQ100 to thank them for their professionalism, patience and going the extra mile to ensure the safety, security and well-being of our guests onboard,” KQ said.

KQ Managing Director Allan Kilavuka led the reception, where cake and hugs were shared in equal measure, as the flight crew lined up for photos and deep laughter.

Kilavuka said the reception was a token of appreciation following the security alert on October 12.

“We are proud of the team for showing leadership and taking the necessary security precautions, exercising a high level of safety measures onboard as per the aviation security training. You demonstrated the true spirit of The Pride of Africa,” KQ said further.

The KQ100 flight from Nairobi to Heathrow Airport in London was intercepted mid-air by French Air Force jets, then handed over to the UK Royal Air Force and diverted to Stansted Airport for security reasons.

After thorough checks, the aircraft was released back to Heathrow to continue normal operations, as Essex police said they did not find anything suspicious on it.

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