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About AirKenya

AirKenya Express is a regional safari airline based in Kenya, providing both scheduled and charter services throughout the East African region and beyond. Originally, flying safari explorations in Kenya were a reserve for customised (private) flights. 

We pride ourselves in pioneering scheduled services throughout the region. We fly business clients to major cities, adventure seekers to their remote safari destinations and photography enthusiasts to locations full of beautiful, real and raw moments.

The incredible diversity of landscapes, culture, wildlife and adventurous activities mean endless opportunities for you to embark on a unique journey that Airkenya will transport you to and back in less than an hour’s flight time. In a single trip to Africa, you can visit tropical forests, beautiful beaches, deserts, climb mountains and explore the wild. 

The AirKenya fleet offers a wide range of aircraft to meet the varied needs of our clients. We can even offer helicopter scenic flights!

Airkenya Aviation came into being in 1987 after a merger with Sunbird Aviation, each airline bringing over 20 years of aviation experience in East Africa. Later, in 2007, Airkenya Aviation rebranded to Airkenya Express.

The zeal of Airkenya to seamlessly serve East Africa and beyond bore Regional Air Services in 1997, based in Arusha, Tanzania. Aerolink Uganda is the latest addition to the family having been established in 2012, with its main hub in Entebbe, Uganda.

Today, Airkenya continues to pioneer unique routes, destinations and experiences. From our dedicated terminal in Nairobi, we conveniently and safely ferry you to remote safari destinations. The locations are the stuff of legend – Amboseli, Masai Mara, Serengeti, and Zanzibar amongst others – many that have been termed the ultimate ‘bucket list’.

Through our network, travellers can comfortably witness the spectacular Great Migration in the Mara followed by a trek through the rainforests of Uganda to see the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas.

Before ever leaving the runway, thousands of hours of preparation, training and care go into AirKenya‘s flights to ensure the comfort and safety of each and every guest.

We have earned a reputation for offering industry-leading services and this success is underpinned by safety, which is always our top priority. For instance, all our flights are operated by two (2) pilots. Being an Approved Maintenance Organization, we are authorised to undertake the maintenance of our fleet.

We have a healthy organisational safety culture, where employees are encouraged to proactively play their part in the continuous improvement of the airline’s safety. We hold our values of ambition, collaboration, diligence, accountability and safety in the highest regard. They are at the heart of everything we do.

Our day to day operation is guided by the regulatory requirements set by the international safety organization, ICAO, as well as our state’s aviation authority – Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA). We are an International Air Transport Association (IATA) Member and also a member of the Kenya Association of Air Operators.

Our team of pilots receives unparalleled training in Canada on aircraft manoeuvre as well as safety and is well-versed with all our destinations.

With our above-bar standard of service and a clientele that includes international A-list celebrities, it is of little wonder that we have been recognised as Kenya’s Leading Safari Carrier. Our environmental activities have been rewarded with a special Ecowarrior Award too.

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