Air Kenya: A Domestic Quality Airline

Air Kenya is a small airline in Kenya, which mainly operates chartered and scheduled flights between Kenyan cities and the safari parks and other popular tourist destinations. It also serves some destinations in neighbouring countries. Don't mix up this company with Kenya Airways, the big international carrier.

It's a good company with an excellent safety record, but there are many more such companies in Kenya. The best place to compare such domestic airlines in Kenya and get the best deals, is this page at the Africapoint site. It has a handy overview with destinations, available flights and tariffs. You'll see it's not one particular company that's always the cheapest.


The airline was started in 1985 in it’s current form, when it took over Sunbird Aviation. It has 6 propellor airplanes: three DeHavilland Twin Otter 300’s (18 passengers max.), two DeHavilland Dash 7’s (50 passengers max.) and one DeHavilland Dash 8. This last aircraft can seat up to 37 passengers. It’s base is Wilson Airport in Nairobi.


The airline's destinations include Masai Mara, Amboseli, Samburu, Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Meru and Nanyuki. But when clients request this, the company flies as far as Addis Ababa, Khartoum, Asmara, Djibouti, the Seychelles or even further.

Company Information

The company has 160 employees, of whom 24 are pilots of various nationalities. The company is Kenyan owned. It has a sister company in Tanzania, Regional Air Service.

Related Pages:

- Overview of Airlines in Kenya
- Available Flights to Kenya
- Cheap Tickets to Kenya
- Overview of Airports in Kenya
- From Air Kenya to the Homepage