Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) has warned of impending flight disruptions this festive period given problems in the aircraft spare parts global supply chain

In a statement issued December 8, Kenya Airways Group Managing Director and CEO Allan Kilavuka said the capacity shortage "may" persist for a period of "approximately two weeks".

"Our current flight schedule may experience disruptions in the coming weeks mainly due to challenges in the aircraft spare parts global supply chain. These challenges are leading to extended ground time of our aircraft for maintenance. Additionally, this may also lead to grounding one or more of our aircraft in line with our commitment to the highest level for safety and reliability of our operations," he said.

ch-aviation fleets data shows Kenya Airways' fleet entails two B737-300(SF)s, eight B737-800s, nine B787-8s, and thirteen E190ARs. Of the overall lot, E190 5Y-KYS (msn 19000478) has been out of service in Nairobi since late October.

Kenya Airways was not immediately available to comment on which aircraft parts were in short supply.