Central Organization of Trade Unions (Cotu) secretary-general Francis Atwoli has been recognized as a Platinum Elite Life Time Member of Kenya Airways.
Kenya Airways (KQ) awarded Atwoli on Tuesday for being a long-time customer of the national carrier.
KQ in a statement said the veteran trade unionist has flown with the airline for almost a half-century.
“This recognition is a result of the patriotism to the National Airline considering Dr. Atwoli has been flying with KQ for close to 50 years,” the statement read in part.
The airline further awarded Atwoli a free business class return ticket to any destination of his choice.
“The KQ team, led by Evelyne Munyoki who is the Chief Human Resources Officer, thanked the Secretary-General for the great partnership and as a result, gifted Dr. Atwoli with a free business class return ticket to any destination of his choice that is serviced by KQ,” the statement added.
In a statement, Cotu said Atwoli’s consistency as a customer of KQ prompted the gifting of the award.
Atwoli, 71, thanked Kenya Airways for the recognition and encouraged Kenyans to continue flying with the airline. He noted that KQ is not only the pride of Africa but also one of the best airlines in the world.