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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

>renamed to : >>merged in or absorbed : +> assets taken over : =>> merger resulted in new airline : dates are searchable using ddmmyyyy

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]

July 29, 2017

Multiple Solutions (2015* - date) is a cargo carrier based out of Mombasa Moi International (MBA) [added]

Airlines

748 Air Services  updated

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1994* - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : SVT

Aberdair Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2009* - date

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Acariza Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2006* - date

^ Comments :   Acariza Aviation is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

A-D Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1970 - 2006

^ Comments :   A-D Aviation was founded in 1970

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : VUE

AD Aviation Aircharters   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :   AD Aviation Aircharters is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aero Air Service   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aero Kenya   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1997 - 2010

^ Comments :   Aero Kenya was founded in 1997. Wilson Airport based scheduled and charter services

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

AeroNav Air Services  updated

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1997 - date

^ 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.

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aerospace Consortium International  added

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1998* - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Africair   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1967* - 1968*

^ Comments :   Africair was formed in 1967

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

African Air Cars   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1940s

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

African Airlines International   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1987 - 2003

^ Comments :   African Airlines International was established in 1986 & started operations in 1987

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : AIK

African Cargo Airways (Services)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1996* - 1996*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : EAI

African Cargo Airways (West Wing Aviation)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1973* - 1977

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

African Commuter Air Services (African Commuter Services)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2003 - 2008

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

African Eagle   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

African Express Airways  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1987 - 1990

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways

^ Airline Code :  

African Express Airways (AEA)  updated

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1999 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways

^ Airline Code : XU : AXK

African International Airways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :   African International Airways was formed in 1971

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Afrika Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2000 - 2005

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aim Air (African Inland Mission)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1999* - date

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Chartered Traders   

^ Status :          Unconfirmed

^ Dates :           (2001)

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Direct-Connect   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011 - date

^ Comments :   Air Direct-Connect was renamed from D-Connection (2010-2011)

^ Genealogy :    D-Connection >Air Direct-Connect

^ Airline Code :  

Air East Africa   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1993* - 1996

^ Comments :   Air East Africas' operations were suspended in 1996

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Express   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2003* - 2004*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Flamingo   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1960s

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Air Kenya   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1970 - 1985

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code :  

Air Traffic Africa   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004 - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Aircraft Leasing Services   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1985 - 2003*

^ Comments :   Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

^ Genealogy :    Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS

^ Airline Code :  

Airkenya   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2009* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Airkenya Aviation   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1985 - 2007

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code : QP : SAL

Airkenya Express   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2007 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Wilkenair >Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code : P2 : XAK

Airstream Kenya   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2011* - 2015*

^ Comments :   At present little is known about Airstream Kenya

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ALS (Aircraft Leasing Services )   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ Comments :   Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

^ Genealogy :    Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS

^ Airline Code :  

Amphibians   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1978* - 1978*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Arch Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1995* - 1996*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ASA (African Safari Airways)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1967 - 2008

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : QS : QSC

ASL Ltd   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2009)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Astral Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2001 - date

^ Comments :   Astral Aviation is a cargo airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in Nov2000 and started operations in Jan2001

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 8V : ACP

Aushaanair  added

^ Status :          Planned

^ Dates :           2017 >

^ Comments :   Aushaanair is a planned passenger charter based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). It receivd its AOC in Jul2016

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Autair Helicopters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1964* - 1970*

^ Comments :   Autair Helicopters was founded in Nairobi in 1964 as a subsiduary of Autair International Airways. Headed up by Freddie Wilcox

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Avonair   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1960s

^ Comments :   Avonair was a charter company based in Malaidi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Avro Express   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011 - date

^ Comments :   Avro Express (formed in 2011) is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Baracuda Airways   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2016 - date

^ Comments :   Baracuda Airways operated its first flight on 28Jan2016, from Nairobi–Wilson to Homa Bay

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Blue Sky Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1996 - date

^ Comments :   Blue Sky Aviation was established & commenced operations in 1996 with a single Cessna 402

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : SBK

Bluebird Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1992 - date

^ Comments :   Bluebird Aviation Limited, a locally registered Kenyan aircharter company based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi and was incorporated in 1992

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : BBZ

Branton Air Service   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1993* - 1997

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Britair East Africa   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1964* - 1965*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Britex Air Services   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2017* - date

^ Comments :   Britex Air Services are operating scheduled flights as well as air charter services from Wilson Airport Nairobi to Kisumu

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1946* - 1964

^ Comments :   Safari Air Services was formed in 1946 as Campling Bros. & Vanderwal

^ Genealogy :    Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >Safari Air Services

^ Airline Code :  

Capital Airlines   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1993* - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1949* - 1979

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Caspair >Sunbird Aviation + Air Kenya =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code : QP : ---

Ceneast Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1990s

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

CHS Aviation   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1990 - 1998

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Air Express >fly-SAX

^ Airline Code :  

Clairways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1947* - 1953*

^ Comments :   Clairways was formed in 1947 & operated 3 Avro Ansons on charter & scheduled services out of Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

CMC Aviation   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1961 - 2011

^ Comments :   DAC East Africa was rebranded from CMC Aviation

^ Genealogy :    CMC Aviation >DAC East Africa

^ Airline Code :  

Coast Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Cobham-Blackburn Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Commuter Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Cooper Skybird Air Charter   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           Early 2000s

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Cruisair   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

DAC Aviation International   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1993* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

DAC East Africa   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011 - date

^ Comments :   DAC East Africa was rebranded from CMC Aviation (1961-2011)

^ Genealogy :    CMC Aviation >DAC East Africa

^ Airline Code :  

DAS Air Cargo   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2006*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

D-Connection   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2009 - date

^ Comments :   Delta Connection was formed in 2004. Renamed to D-Connection in 2009 following a ruling on a trademark infringement

^ Genealogy :    Delta Connection >D-Connection

^ Airline Code :  

Delta Connection   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2004* - 2009

^ Comments :   Delta Connection was formed in 2004. Renamed to D-Connection in 2009 following a ruling on a trademark infringement

^ Genealogy :    Delta Connection >D-Connection

^ Airline Code :  

Eagle Aviation   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1986 - 2003

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Eagle Aviation >>East African Express >fly-SAX

^ Airline Code :  

East African Air Charters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2008*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

East African Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1928* - 1936

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

East African Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1946 - 1976

^ 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.

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

East African Express (East African Safari Air Express)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2001 - 2010

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Express >fly-SAX

^ Airline Code :  

East Coast Airlines (Kenya)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Equator Airlines  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1990 - 1999

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Executive Turbine Aviation   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2009* - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Falcon Air Charters   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2002* - 2003*

^ Comments :   Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

^ Genealogy :    Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS

^ Airline Code :  

Fast Airways (Freight Air Service Transport)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1997* - 2000*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Fastjet Kenya   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2015)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Flamingo Airlines   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2000 - 2004

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Flamingo Airways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Fly County Airlines   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015 - date

^ Comments :   Fly County Airlines commenced domestic operations on 21Sep2015 with 3x weekly flights from its Nairobi Wilson base to Voi Ikanga airstrip

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Fly540   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2006 - date

^ Comments :   Fly540 operations started 24Nov2006 as a Lo-cost scheduled regional carrier out of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 5H : FTZ

fly-SAX   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2012 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    CHS Aviation +>East African Safari Air >East African Air Express >fly-SAX

^ Airline Code : B5 : EXZ

Freedom Airline Express   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2008* - date

^ Comments :   Freedom Airline Express was founded in 2008

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Global Airlift   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1996* - date

^ Comments :   Global Airlift was formed in 1996 at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Global Star Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1997 - 1999

^ Comments :   Global Star Airlines was a Nairobi based cargo charter services with 1x Boeing 727-100 2 x Douglas DC-3

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Great Airways   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011* - date

^ Comments :   Great Airways is a non-scheduled air cargo carrier based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO). AOC was granted on 14Jan2011

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Ibis Aviation   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1999* - 1999*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Imatong Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2005 - 2014

^ Comments :   Imatong Airlines ceased operations in 2014

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

JamboJet   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014 - date

^ Comments :   JamboJet started operations on 01Apl2014

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

JetLink Express   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2004 - 2012

^ Comments :   JetLink Express operations started in 2004 & ceased on 16Nov2012

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : JO : JLK

Jetways Airlines  added

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2017* - date

^ Comments :   Jetways Airlines is a passenger charter carrier based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Jubba Airways (Kenya)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2012* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : 3J : JBW

KASAS   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2006* - date

^ Comments :   KASAS was founded in 2006 & is an aviation air charter company, operating from Wilson Airport Kenya

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Kaskazi Aviation   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2001* - 2006

^ Comments :   Kaskazi Aviation was a Malindi based carrier founded in 2001

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Kencargo Airlines International   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2001 - 2004

^ Comments :   Kencargo Airlines International offered cargo flights within the African continent, based in Nairobi. Founded in 2001

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Kenya Air Charters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1978* - 1979*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : KB : ---

Kenya Aircraft Company   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1925* - 1929

^ Comments :   Kenya Aircraft Company was formed in 1925

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Kenya Airways   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1977 - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways

^ Airline Code : KQ : KQA

Kenya Flamingo Airlines   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1978 - 2000

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Kenya Flamingo Airlines >Flamingo Airlines >>Kenya Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Kijipwa Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2013* - date

^ Comments :   Kijipwa Aviation had its Air Services Licence (ASL) revoked by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) in 2014 but restarted

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Kismayo Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1990s

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Knight Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2002* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

LadyLori   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2010* - date

^ Comments :   LadyLori offers sightseeing/charter services out of Wilson Airport, Nairobi

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Lennox Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1986* - 2000

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Malindi Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1977* - 1999*

^ Comments :   Malindi Air Services, was created with the purchase of Sunbird Aviation (Malindi) in 1977

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1974 - date

^ Comments :   MAS was started by Aussie Walker in 1970 as Rapid Air. Purchased in 1974 by Captain John Cleave and renamed Mombasa Air Services

^ Genealogy :    Rapid Air >MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)

^ Airline Code :  

Multiple Solutions  added

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :   Multiple Solutions is an active cargo carrier based out of Mombasa Moi International (MBA)

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Noon and Pearce Air Charters   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1946* - 1955

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

North Eastern Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1972* - 1972*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

North Sea Aerial & General Transport Company  updated

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1926 - 1927

^ Comments :   Airmail services around Kenya. Ceased operations after a crash in Lake Victoria

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

OneJetOne Airways   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2010)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : OJN

Pan African Airways   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014* - date

^ Comments :   Pan African Airways is a Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based passenger charter carrier

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Phoenix Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1994* - date

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Pioneer Airlines  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1979* - 1987

^ 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]

^ Genealogy :    Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways

^ Airline Code :  

Prestige Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1985* - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Queensway Air Services   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Rapid Air   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1970 - 1974

^ Comments :   Rapid Air was formed in 1970 & renamed to MAS in 1974

^ Genealogy :    Rapid Air >MAS (Mombasa Air Safari)

^ Airline Code :  

Regional Air   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2000 - 2005

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : QP : RAW

Reliance Air Charters   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :   Reliance Air Charters is a Private Jet Charter services Provider offering seamless and unparalleled charter services

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Relief Air Transport   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1993* - 1995*

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Ribway Cargo Airlines   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Ross Air (RossAir)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2001* - 2006*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Royale   

^ Status :          Unconfirmed

^ Dates :           (****)

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Rudufu   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014* - date

^ Comments :   Nairobi-based operator operates passenger and cargo services in East and Central Africa mostly in the charter sector

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Safari Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1964 - 1979*

^ Comments :   Safari Air Services was formed in 1946 as Campling Bros. & Vanderwal

^ Genealogy :    Campling Bros. & Vanderwal >Safari Air Services

^ Airline Code : QY : ---

Safari Express Cargo   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2013* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : ZF : SXY

SafariLink   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : XLK

Safe Air   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2007* - date

^ Comments :   Safe Air was incorporated & registered in 2007. Non- scheduled and charter services from JKIA and Wilson Airports

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Salaam Aviation   

^ Status :          Not started

^ Dates :           (2010)

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Simba Air Cargo   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1995 - 2001*

^ Comments :   Simba Air Cargo operations started in Mar1995

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Simbair   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1971* - 1977

^ Comments :   Simbair was a Nairobi based charter carrier that was a subsiduary of East African Airways. Ceased operations when the parent company collapsed

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Sincereways Kenya   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Sky Bird Air Safaris   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2002* - 2004

^ Comments :   Aircraft Leasing Services merged with its subsidiaries Falcon Air Charters & Sky Bird Air Safaris to form ALS

^ Genealogy :    Aircraft Leasing Services + Falcon Air Charters + Sky Bird Air Safaris =>ALS

^ Airline Code :  

SkyAero   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2014 - 2014

^ Comments :   SkyAero started operations on 23May2014 & ceased in Sep2014 after its Air Operators Certificate (ACO) was reportedly revoked by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skytrail Air Safaris   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1982* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skyward Express  added

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2014 - date

^ Comments :   Skyward International Aviation was formed in 2010. Rebranded to Skyward Express in 2014. Based at Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skyward International Aviation  updated

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           2010* - 2014

^ Comments :   Skyward International Aviation was formed in 2010. Rebranded to Skyward Express in 2014. Based at Nairobi Wilson (WIL)

^ Genealogy :    Skyward International Aviation >Skyward Express

^ Airline Code :  

Skyways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1948 - 1951*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skyways Airlines   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1996* - 2005*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Skyways Kenya   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1996* - 2001

^ Comments :   Skyways Kenya was founded in 1996

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Solenta Aviation Kenya   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2015* - date

^ Comments :   Solenta Aviation Kenya is part of the South African group

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

SouthEast Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2014 - 2015

^ Comments :   SouthEast Airlines launched operations on 22Aug2014 & suspended operations only seven months after launching

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Stridestar International Airlines   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1985 - 1986

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Sunbird Aviation   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1985* - 1985

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code :  

Sunbird Charters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1968* - 1979*

^ Comments :   Sunbird Charters was founded in 1968

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Superior Aviation   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2004* - 2008*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tamarind Air   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2011* - date

^ Comments :   Tamarind Air is a Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) based non-scheduled cargo carrier. Beleived to be still operating

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tana & Mara Aviation (Tamara)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           **** - ****

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : SAE

Ticair Charters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1968* - 1975*

^ Comments :   Ticair Charters was formed in 1968

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Track Mark (Trackmark Cargo)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1990* - 2009

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Transworld Safaris   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Trident Aviation   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           2004* - date

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Tropic Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2008* - 2009*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Ukanda Airways   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1988* - 1990*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

United Air Cargo (K)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1975 - 1976

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

United Airlines (United Air Lines)   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           2002* - 2008*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Warsan Air Services   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1994* - 1994*

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Western Airways   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           2003* - 2004*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Western Kenya Air Charters   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1966* - 1970*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Wilkenair (Wilken Aviation)   

^ Status :          Renamed

^ Dates :           1960* - 1970

^ 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

^ Genealogy :    Wilkenair >Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express

^ Airline Code :  

Wilson Air   

^ Status :          Unsure

^ Dates :           1933* - 1936*

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Wilson Airways  updated

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1929 - 1939

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Yana Air Cargo   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1991 - 1993

^ Comments :   No further information at this time

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

Yellow Wings Air Services   

^ Status :          Active

^ Dates :           1998^ - date

^ 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

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code :  

ZB Air (Z Boskovic Air Charters)   

^ Status :          Inactive

^ Dates :           1963 - 2006

^ Comments :    

^ Genealogy :     

^ Airline Code : -- : ZBA

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