Kenya Airways (KQ) has responded after a photo showing a wooden staircase being used to facilitate passengers’ entry into a flight surfaced on social media.
The photo, which has since gone viral, was first shared by a Twitter user whose handle is @AdamMaina, with some online users suggesting that KQ was forced to be ‘creative’ due to the financial problems it is experiencing.
“Hata kama ni shida, hii ni nini (Even if Kenya Airways is undergoing serious financial problems, this is unacceptable),” wrote @AdamMaina.
In a tweet on Thursday, KQ said: “We respectfully confirm that this is not an aircraft belonging to or operated by @KenyaAirways.”
A KQ communications officer said the image was photo-shopped from a Cameroonian airport, adding that the plane in the photo belonged to Camair-Co.
“The picture making the rounds on social media in Kenya is not that of a KQ plane,” the officer told K24 Digital via phone and shared what she claimed was the original photo.