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Kenya is a republic in East Africa and is home to many different ethnic groups. Formerly a British colony, Kenya gained independence in 1963 and has been a republic since 1964. It is bordered on the north by Sudan and Ethiopia, on the east by Somalia and the Indian Ocean, on the south by Tanzania, and on the west by Lake Victoria and Uganda. Nairobi is the country's capital and largest city

Latest updates

 

06Sep2017

Silverstone Air Services is a charter carrier based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL) that was founded in 2013 [added]

August 3, 2017

Aushaanair is a planned passenger charter based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). It receivd its AOC in Jul2016 [added]

August 2, 2017

Britex Air Services are operating scheduled flights as well as air charter services from Wilson Airport Nairobi to Kisumu [added]

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline

748 Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1994* - date
Airline Code : -- : SVT
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : 748 Air Services was formed in 1994 by a small group of individuals committed to meeting the needs of non-governmental organizations operating in the most remote parts of Sudan and neighboring Eastern African countries

Aberdair Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aberdair Aviation is a Nairobi Wilson Airport based passenger charter carrier

Acariza Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Acariza Aviation is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

A-D Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1970 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : VUE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : A-D Aviation was founded in 1970

AD Aviation Aircharters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AD Aviation Aircharters is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Aero Air Service   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aero Kenya   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Kenya was founded in 1997. Wilson Airport based scheduled and charter services

AeroNav Air Services  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1997 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Daily scheduled flights are operated to Ukunda, Mombasa, Malindi, Amboseli and Lamu. The airline also operates charters out of Wilson Airport and Ukunda to other parts of eastern and central Africa.

Aerospace Consortium International  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1998* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aerospace Consortium International is an air licensed private owned Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based operator airline established in 1998 for the express purpose of providing a professional, cost-effective alternative to the airfreight community for domestic as well as regional consignments

Africair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africair was formed in 1967

African Air Cars   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1940s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Airlines International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1987 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : AIK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : African Airlines International was established in 1986 & started operations in 1987

African Cargo Airways (Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : EAI
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Cargo Airways (West Wing Aviation)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1973* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Commuter Air Services (African Commuter Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003 - 2008
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Eagle   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

African Express Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1987 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : [African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline]

African Express Airways (AEA)  updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : XU : AXK
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline

African International Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : African International Airways was formed in 1971

Afrika Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2005
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aim Air (African Inland Mission)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1999* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Chartered Traders   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Direct-Connect   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : D-Connection >Air Direct-Connect
Comments : Air Direct-Connect was renamed from D-Connection (2010-2011)

Air East Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1996
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Air East Africas' operations were suspended in 1996

Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Flamingo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Air Kenya   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in 2007

Air Traffic Africa   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Aircraft Leasing Services   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS
Comments : Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

Airkenya   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Airkenya Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985 - 2007
Airline Code : QP : SAL
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in Jan2007

Airkenya Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007 - date
Airline Code : P2 : XAK
Genealogy : Wilkenair >Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in Jan2007

Airstream Kenya   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2011* - 2015*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : At present little is known about Airstream Kenya

ALS (Aircraft Leasing Services )   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS
Comments : Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

Amphibians   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1978* - 1978*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Arch Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995* - 1996*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

ASA (African Safari Airways)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1967 - 2008
Airline Code : QS : QSC
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ASA (African Safari Airways) was formed on 01Aug1967 to operate flights from Europe to East African game parks. Started operations on 31Dec1967 & ceased on 25Mar2008

ASL Ltd   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2009)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Astral Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2001 - date
Airline Code : 8V : ACP
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Astral Aviation is a cargo airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in Nov2000 and started operations in Jan2001

Aushaanair  added in 2017

Status : Planned

Dates :

2017 >
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aushaanair is a planned passenger charter based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). It receivd its AOC in Jul2016

Autair Helicopters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1964* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Autair Helicopters was founded in Nairobi in 1964 as a subsiduary of Autair International Airways. Headed up by Freddie Wilcox

Avonair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1960s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avonair was a charter company based in Malaidi

Avro Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Avro Express (formed in 2011) is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Baracuda Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2016 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Baracuda Airways operated its first flight on 28Jan2016, from Nairobi–Wilson to Homa Bay

Blue Sky Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : -- : SBK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Sky Aviation was established & commenced operations in 1996 with a single Cessna 402

Bluebird Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1992 - date
Airline Code : -- : BBZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Bluebird Aviation Limited, a locally registered Kenyan aircharter company based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi and was incorporated in 1992

Branton Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1993* - 1997
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Britair East Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1965*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Britex Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2017* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Britex Air Services are operating scheduled flights as well as air charter services from Wilson Airport Nairobi to Kisumu

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1946* - 1964
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >Safari Air Services
Comments : Safari Air Services was formed in 1946 as Campling Bros. & Vanderwal

Capital Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Capital Airlines was established in 1993 and operates out of Wilson Airport, Nairobi providing non-schedule services throughout Africa, to southern Europe and to the Middle East

Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1949* - 1979
Airline Code : QP : ---
Genealogy : Caspair >Sunbird Aviation + Air Kenya =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in 1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in 2007

Ceneast Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

CHS Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 1998
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Air Express >fly-SAX
Comments : fly-SAX was formed in May1989 & operations started on 15Dec1990 as CHS Aviation. Rebranded as East African Safari Air in Feb1998 & in 2001 to iEast African Safari Air Express. Eventually to current name on 17Dec2010 when the remaining assets were purchased by Fly540

Clairways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1947* - 1953*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Clairways was formed in 1947 & operated 3 Avro Ansons on charter & scheduled services out of Nairobi

CMC Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1961 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CMC Aviation >DAC East Africa
Comments : DAC East Africa was rebranded from CMC Aviation

Coast Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cobham-Blackburn Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Commuter Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cooper Skybird Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

Early 2000s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Cruisair   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

DAC Aviation International   

Status : Active

Dates :

1993* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

DAC East Africa   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CMC Aviation >DAC East Africa
Comments : DAC East Africa was rebranded from CMC Aviation (1961-2011)

DAS Air Cargo   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

D-Connection   

Status : Active

Dates :

2009 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Delta Connection >D-Connection
Comments : Delta Connection was formed in 2004. Renamed to D-Connection in 2009 following a ruling on a trademark infringement

Delta Connection   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2004* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Delta Connection >D-Connection
Comments : Delta Connection was formed in 2004. Renamed to D-Connection in 2009 following a ruling on a trademark infringement

Eagle Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1986 - 2003
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Eagle Aviation >>East African Express >fly-SAX
Comments : Eagle Aviation started operations on 18Dec1986. Merged into East African Express [fly-SAX was formed in May1989 & operations started on 15Dec1990 as CHS Aviation. Rebranded as East African Safari Air in Feb1998 & in 2001 to East African Air Express. Eventually to current name on 17Dec2010 when the remaining assets were purchased by Fly540]

East African Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

East African Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1928* - 1936
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

East African Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : East African Airways was founded on 01Jan1946. Went into liquidation and ceased operating in 1976. International and regional passenger and cargo airline that was supported by Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

East African Express (East African Safari Air Express)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2010
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Express >fly-SAX
Comments : fly-SAX was formed in May1989 & operations started on 15Dec1990 as CHS Aviation. Rebranded as East African Safari Air in Feb1998 & in 2001 to East African Air Express. Eventually to current name on 17Dec2010 when the remaining assets were purchased by Fly540

East Coast Airlines (Kenya)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Equator Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1990 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : [African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline]

Executive Turbine Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Falcon Air Charters   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2003*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS
Comments : Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

Fast Airways (Freight Air Service Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997* - 2000*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Fastjet Kenya   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2015)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Flamingo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2000 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways
Comments : Flamingo Airlines was launched by Kenya Airways as domestic low-cost carrier under the name of Kenya Flamingo Airlines. Absorbed back into parent in Jul2004 [Kenya Airways was established following the breakup of East African Airways on 22Jan1977 & operations started on 04Feb1977. International and regional passenger scheduled airline that is the flag carrier of Kenya. Reabsorbed Flamingo Airlines, it's domestic subsiduary in 2004. First operator of B737-700 with blended winglets in 2001]

Flamingo Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Fly County Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly County Airlines commenced domestic operations on 21Sep2015 with 3x weekly flights from its Nairobi Wilson base to Voi Ikanga airstrip

Fly540   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006 - date
Airline Code : 5H : FTZ
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Fly540 operations started 24Nov2006 as a Lo-cost scheduled regional carrier out of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International

fly-SAX   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012 - date
Airline Code : B5 : EXZ
Genealogy : CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Air Express >fly-SAX
Comments : fly-SAX was formed in May1989 & operations started on 15Dec1990 as CHS Aviation. Rebranded as East African Safari Air in Feb1998 & in 2001 to East African Air Express. Eventually to current name on 17Dec2010 when the remaining assets were purchased by Fly540

Freedom Airline Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

2008* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Freedom Airline Express was founded in 2008

Global Airlift   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Airlift was formed in 1996 at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Global Star Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Star Airlines was a Nairobi based cargo charter services with 1x Boeing 727-100 2 x Douglas DC-3

Great Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Great Airways is a non-scheduled air cargo carrier based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO). AOC was granted on 14Jan2011

Ibis Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1999* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Imatong Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Imatong Airlines ceased operations in 2014

JamboJet   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JamboJet started operations on 01Apl2014

JetLink Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2012
Airline Code : JO : JLK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JetLink Express operations started in 2004 & ceased on 16Nov2012

Jetways Airlines  added + updated in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2017* - date
Airline Code : 5Y : JWG
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Jetways Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Jubba Airways (Kenya)   

Status : Active

Dates :

2012* - date
Airline Code : 3J : JBW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

KASAS   

Status : Active

Dates :

2006* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : KASAS was founded in 2006 & is an aviation air charter company, operating from Wilson Airport Kenya

Kaskazi Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001* - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kaskazi Aviation was a Malindi based carrier founded in 2001

Kencargo Airlines International   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2001 - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kencargo Airlines International offered cargo flights within the African continent, based in Nairobi. Founded in 2001

Kenya Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1978* - 1979*
Airline Code : KB : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Kenya Aircraft Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1925* - 1929
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kenya Aircraft Company was formed in 1925

Kenya Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

1977 - date
Airline Code : KQ : KQA
Genealogy : Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways
Comments : Kenya Airways was established following the breakup of East African Airways on 22Jan1977 & operations started on 04Feb1977. International and regional passenger scheduled airline that is the flag carrier of Kenya. Reabsorbed FLAMINGO AIRLINES, it's domestic subsiduary in 2004. First operator of B737-700 with blended winglets in 2001

Kenya Flamingo Airlines   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1978 - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways
Comments : Flamingo Airlines was launched by Kenya Airways as domestic low-cost carrier under the name of Kenya Flamingo Airlines. Absorbed back into parent in Jul2004 [Kenya Airways was established following the breakup of East African Airways on 22Jan1977 & operations started on 04Feb1977. International and regional passenger scheduled airline that is the flag carrier of Kenya. Reabsorbed Flamingo Airlines, it's domestic subsiduary in 2004. First operator of B737-700 with blended winglets in 2001]

Kijipwa Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Kijipwa Aviation had its Air Services Licence (ASL) revoked by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) in 2014 but restarted

Kismayo Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1990s
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Knight Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2002* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

LadyLori   

Status : Active

Dates :

2010* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : LadyLori offers sightseeing/charter services out of Wilson Airport, Nairobi

Lennox Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1986* - 2000
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Malindi Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1977* - 1999*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Malindi Air Services, was created with the purchase of Sunbird Aviation (Malindi) in 1977

MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)   

Status : Active

Dates :

1974 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rapid Air >MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)
Comments : MAS was started by Aussie Walker in 1970 as Rapid Air. Purchased in 1974 by Captain John Cleave and renamed Mombasa Air Services

Multiple Solutions  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Multiple Solutions is an active cargo carrier based out of Mombasa Moi International (MBA)

Noon and Pearce Air Charters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1946* - 1955
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

North Eastern Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1972* - 1972*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

North Sea Aerial & General Transport Company  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1926 - 1927
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airmail services around Kenya. Ceased operations after a crash in Lake Victoria

OneJetOne Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : OJN
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pan African Airways   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Pan African Airways is a Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based passenger charter carrier

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1994* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Pioneer Airlines  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1979* - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : [African Express Airways has its roots in Pioneer Airlines but was formed in 1986, starting operations on 15May1986 with the same name. It is based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. Renamed to Equator Airlines & back. Passenger and cargo airline]

Prestige Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1985* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Queensway Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Rapid Air   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1970 - 1974
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Rapid Air >MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)
Comments : Rapid Air was formed in 1970 & renamed to MAS in 1974

Regional Air   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2000 - 2005
Airline Code : QP : RAW
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Regional Air was established and started operations in May2000. offered scheduled sevices out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Airkenya's jet operations. Suspended services in Apr2005

Reliance Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Reliance Air Charters is a Private Jet Charter services Provider offering seamless and unparalleled charter services

Relief Air Transport   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1993* - 1995*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Relief Air Transport was an airline that was created specifically to transport humanitarian aid from Kenya to the Sudan, Rwanda, Zaire, Somalia and other countries in Africa for the United Nations and NGO

Ribway Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ross Air (RossAir)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2001* - 2006*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Royale   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(****)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Rudufu   

Status : Active

Dates :

2014* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Nairobi-based operator operates passenger and cargo services in East and Central Africa mostly in the charter sector

Safari Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1964 - 1979*
Airline Code : QY : ---
Genealogy : Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >Safari Air Services
Comments : Safari Air Services was formed in 1946 as Campling Bros. & Vanderwal

Safari Express Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : ZF : SXY
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

SafariLink   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : XLK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SafariLink was formed in 2004 as a safari airline with a network of domestic scheduled services to safari destinations within Kenya & across the border into northern Tanzania

Safe Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2007* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Safe Air was incorporated & registered in 2007. Non- scheduled and charter services from JKIA and Wilson Airports

Salaam Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

(2010)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Silverstone Air Services  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2013* - date
Airline Code : K5 : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Silverstone Air Services is a charter carrier based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL) that was founded in 2013

Simba Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1995 - 2001*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Simba Air Cargo operations started in Mar1995

Simbair   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1971* - 1977
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Simbair was a Nairobi based charter carrier that was a subsiduary of East African Airways. Ceased operations when the parent company collapsed

Sincereways Kenya   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sky Bird Air Safaris   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2002* - 2004
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS
Comments : Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

SkyAero   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SkyAero started operations on 23May2014 & ceased in Sep2014 after its Air Operators Certificate (ACO) was reportedly revoked by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority

Skytrail Air Safaris   

Status : Active

Dates :

1982* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Skyward Express  added in 2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skyward International Aviation was formed in 2010. Rebranded to Skyward Express in 2014. Based at Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Skyward International Aviation  updated in 2017

Status : Renamed

Dates :

2010* - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Skyward International Aviation >Skyward Express
Comments : Skyward International Aviation was formed in 2010. Rebranded to Skyward Express in 2014. Based at Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

Skyways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1948 - 1951*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Skyways Airlines   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1996* - 2005*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Skyways Kenya   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1996* - 2001
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skyways Kenya was founded in 1996

Solenta Aviation Kenya   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Solenta Aviation Kenya is part of the South African group

SouthEast Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2014 - 2015
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : SouthEast Airlines launched operations on 22Aug2014 & suspended operations only seven months after launching

Stridestar International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1985 - 1986
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Sunbird Aviation   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1985* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in 1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in 2007

Sunbird Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1979*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Sunbird Charters was founded in 1968

Superior Aviation   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2004* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tamarind Air   

Status : Active

Dates :

2011* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Tamarind Air is a Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based non-scheduled cargo carrier. Beleived to be still operating

Tana & Mara Aviation (Tamara)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

**** - ****
Airline Code : -- : SAE
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ticair Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1968* - 1975*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Ticair Charters was formed in 1968

Track Mark (Trackmark Cargo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1990* - 2009
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Transworld Safaris   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Trident Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Tropic Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2008* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Ukanda Airways   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1988* - 1990*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

United Air Cargo (K)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1975 - 1976
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

United Airlines (United Air Lines)   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

2002* - 2008*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Warsan Air Services   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1994* - 1994*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Western Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2003* - 2004*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Western Kenya Air Charters   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1966* - 1970*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wilkenair (Wilken Aviation)   

Status : Renamed

Dates :

1960* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wilkenair >Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in 1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in 1985 and to current name in 2007

Wilson Air   

Status : Unsure

Dates :

1933* - 1936*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Wilson Airways  updated in 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1929 - 1939
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Wilson Airways was set up on 13Jul1929 by Mrs Florence Kerr Wilson, a widow, together with Thomas Campbell-Black, aviator and Archi W. Watkins, engineer, as Kenya’s first commercial airline. The first aircraft was a Gypsy Moth biplane VP-KAG that carried one passenger. Already in November the same year the carrier bought an Avro 619 VP-KAD and another pilot was hired

Yana Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1991 - 1993
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time

Yellow Wings Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

1998^ - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Yellow Wings Air Services is an air charter company based at the Wilson Airport Nairobi, offering leisure, safari, & corporate air charter services within Kenya and East Africa. Formed in 1998

ZB Air (Z Boskovic Air Charters)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1963 - 2006
Airline Code : -- : ZBA
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
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