The Kenya Airline Pilots Association, KALPA, has withdrawn its strike notice following an earlier ruling on Tuesday by the Labor and Relations Court, which ordered the pilots to return to work.
In a statement on Tuesday night, KALPA suspended their strike notice and asked their members to return to work on Wednesday from 6:00 am.
The association said it regrets the inconvenience customers have experienced from KQ guests and urges its members to restore normalcy immediately.
The pilots began the strike at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Saturday, defying a court order issued last week against such action.
Labor Relations Court Judge Anna Mwaure, on Tuesday ordered “Kenya Airways pilots to return to their duties as pilots unconditionally”.
Kenya Airways later welcomed the court’s decision.
Kenya’s transport minister Kipchumba Murkomen said a long strike would not only lead to the closure of the company which was losing more than Sh300 million per day, but also adversely affect the lives of more than 18,000 people who depend on the company.
The case presented to the court by the pilots union will continue to be heard.