NAIROBI (HAN) July 21.2016. Public Diplomacy & Regional Security News. By VICTOR JUMA. Kenya Airways announced a record net loss of $258.3 million (Ksh26.2 billion) in the year ended March, widening the Ksh25.7 billion (around $251 million) net loss the year before.
KQ, as the airline is popularly known, suffered from a Ksh9.7 billion ($96 million) foreign exchange loss and an acceleration of other costs including interest expenses.
Its revenue increased to Sh116.1 billion ($1.1 billion) from Ksh110.1 billion in the same period, trailing the increase in costs.
The loss also saw the national carrier set a new record in wiping out shareholders’ equity, with the company’s net worth now at a negative Ksh35.6 billion ($351 million) from the previous negative Ksh5.9 billion (around $58 million).