Wednesday, 8 March 2017

KENYA: Air Kenya

Airkenya Express is an airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. It operates domestic scheduled and charter services, as well as scheduled flights to Tanzania. Its main base is Wilson Airport, Nairobi.

Airkenya Express was formed and started operations in 1987 from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird Aviation. The two companies had over 20 years of general aviation experience in East Africa.

Airkenya Aviation became Airkenya Express in January 2007.

The airline is wholly owned by a Kenyan-controlled consortium and has 165 employees. It carried 100,000 passengers in 2014, as against 120,000 in 2013.

AirKenya has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Regional Air Services in Tanzania launched in 1997 and AeroLink in Uganda launched in 2012.

AIRKENYA Helicopters got a boost when the second brand new helicopter, an AIRBUS AS 350 B3E arrived a week ago in Nairobi. The new helicopter with options for flying with both doors open is well suited to the hot and high altitude flying excursions offered across the country and the Eastern African region.

Airkenya's expert pilot/guides whose knowledge of Kenya and her eco-systems offer greatly informative scenic flight experiences.

Transfers by air, including JKIA - Nairobi (Karen, Westlands, Runda) - clearly aimed to beat Nairobi's notorious traffic jams - and vice versa are also available now. At only US$1,500 for up to 5 passengers with 15kg in soft bags inclusive of VIP assist at JKIA can visitors with deep pockets fly to their hotel of choice, or a heliport near them and be in their rooms while ordinary folks are still boarding their vehicles at the airport parking.

Services
Airkenya Express Limited operates to the following airports:

Destinations:

- Amboseli (Amboseli Airport)
- Ukunda / Diani Beach (Ukunda Airport)
- Lamu (Manda Airport)
- Lewa Downs (Lewa Airport)
- Malindi (Malindi Airport)
- Maasai Mara (Keekorok, Kichwa, Musiara, Ngerende, Olekiombo, Serena, Shikar and Siana airstrips.)
- Meru (Mulika Lodge Airport)
- Nairobi-Wilson
- Nakuru
- Nanyuki (Nanyuki Airport)
- Samburu (Samburu Airport)
- Kilimanjaro, Tanzania (Kilimanjaro International Airport)