The Senior most pilot in Kenya Airways, Captain Joseph Kinuthia made his last flight to New York yesterday.
The pilot who is retiring at 66-year-old started his career in 1978 and has served Kenya Ariways for 42 years
With his last fight with the national carrier Kinuthia clocked over 24,000 flight hours
Kinuthia who first hit the headlines during the country’s inaugural direct flight to New York on Sunday, October 28, 2018, made his last flight on Tuesday and upon landing at JKIA the carrier held a farewell party in his honor
The pilot thanked KQ for giving him such a rare opportunity to serve as a captain having cumulatively been on air for 8 years.
“I feel delighted and happy that the company did what it has done for me not only today but for the last 42 years. We have had a very good working relationship with the company, I have been very comfortable working for KQ and I hope they have been happy working with me,” said Kinuthia
KQ on the other hand thanked him for his resilience, commitment and dedication to service. On a twitter post the airline said “Today we bid farewell to a long serving and loyal employee Captain Joseph Kinuthia. Thank you for the 42 years of unwavering service, commitment, resilience and sacrifice that you gave to the KQ family.
The legendary pilot, moreover, retired just a day before his birthday which is on Wednesday 20th of February