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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
Amendments  

22 Mar 2018

Jetways Airlines' RAC was reinstated on 26Feb2018 [updated]

04 Mar 2018

The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has confirmed it has withdrawn Jetways Airlines' Regulated Agent Certificate (RAC) while it carries out investigations into the carrier's alleged breaches of security at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport [updated]

12 Jan 2018

Little is known yet about Bushair Services, only that, amongst other, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning to airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations [added]

748 Air Services  last update: 30Mar2018

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
Aircraft : HS.748

Aberdair Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Acariza Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

AD Aviation Aircharters (A-D Aviation)  last update: 23Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1970 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : AD Aviation Aircharters is a charter service based at Wilson Airport, Nairobi. It was formed in 1970
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aero Air Service  last update: 23Mar2018

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

2009* - 2009*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aero Air Service operated daily services to Ukunda, Mombasa, Amboseli, Lamu and Mare and charters out of Wilson Airporty to Ukunda and to other parts of eastern and central Africa
Aircraft : Cessna 172 | C206 | Beech Baron 58 | Piper PA-34 | Cessna 208 Caravan | DHC-6 Twin Otter

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

AeroNav Air Services  last update: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Aerospace Consortium International  added: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Africair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

1967* - 1968*
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Africair was formed in 1967
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African Air Cars   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

African Cargo Airways (Services)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

African Eagle   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

African Express Airways (i)  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1987 - 1990
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : Nil further at this time - [African Express Airways (ii) 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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

African Express Airways (ii)  last update: 23Mar2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1999 - date
Airline Code : XU : AXK
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : African Express Airways (ii) 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
Aircraft : DC.9-30 | MD.82

African International Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Afrika Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Chartered Traders   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

(2001)
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : An-26

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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Air East Africa   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Express   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Air Flamingo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Air Kenya  last update: 01May2018

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1970 - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007]
Aircraft : Dc.3

Air Traffic Africa   

Status : Active

Dates :

2004 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : No further information at this time
Aircraft : Beech 1900 | Beech King Air 200 | Dornier 228

Aircraft Leasing Services   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airkenya  last update: 27Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2009* - date
Airline Code : P2 :XAK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Airkenya is a scheduled carrier based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). Airkenya operates both scheduled and charter flights across the region
Aircraft : De Havilland Twin Otter 300 | DeHavilland Dash 7

Airkenya Aviation  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985 - 2007
Airline Code : QP : SAL
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : Nil further at this time - [Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airkenya Express  last update: 16Nov2017

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 Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Airstream Kenya   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Amphibians   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Arch Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

ASL Ltd   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Aushaanair  added: 02Aug2017 + last update: 02Dec2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Aushaanair is a planned passenger charter based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL). It receivd its AOC in Jul2016. Appears to have started operations in Aug2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Autair Helicopters   

Status : Status unknown

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Avonair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Blue Sky Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

1996 - date
Airline Code : -- : SBK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Blue Sky Aviation was established & commenced operations in 1996
Aircraft : 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
Aircraft : Fokker F.50 | Let 410A | Let 410UVP

Branton Air Service   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Britair East Africa  last update: 25Jan2018

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1964* - 1965
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : ritish East Africa Airways - was formed by Captain Marian Kozubski in Nov1964, formerly owner of Falcon Airways. as a charter company to operate IT charters from Europe to East Africa. One Lockheed 049 Constellation was bought from Euravia and operated every thee weeks on schedules from Rotterdam to Nairobi and Mombasa via Malta staring 20 Dec1964. A fleet of four 049's were planned, but the airline suspended operations at the end of the summer of 1965, and only operated that aircraft
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Britex Air Services  added: 02Aug2017

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Buffair Services  added: 03Nov2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2016* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Buffair Services is a passenger & cargo charter carrier based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Bushair Services  added: 12Jan2018

Status : Active

Dates :

2017* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Little is known yet about Bushair Services, only that, amongst other, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCA) has issued a dire warning o airlines flying domestic and international flights, that their licenses would be revoked if they keep on disregarding cargo regulations
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Campling Bros. & Vanderwal   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Caspair (Caspar Air Charters)  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1949* - 1979
Airline Code : QP : ---
Genealogy : Caspair >Sunbird Aviation + Air Kenya =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : SUNBIRD was formed as CASPAIR - [Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ceneast Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

CHS Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

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 East African Safari Air Express. Eventually to current name on 17Dec2010 when the remaining assets were purchased by Fly540
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Clairways   

Status : Status unknown

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

CMC Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1961 - 2011
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : CMC Aviation >DAC East Africa
Comments : DAC East Africa was rebranded from CMC Aviation
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Coast Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cobham-Blackburn Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Commuter Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Cooper Skybird Air Charter   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Cruisair   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

DAC Aviation International   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

DAS Air Cargo   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Delta Connection   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Eagle Aviation   

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

East African Air Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

East African Airways (i)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

East African Airways (ii)   

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.
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

East Coast Airlines (Kenya)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Equator Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1990 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Executive Turbine Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Falcon Air Charters  last update: 10Apr2018

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Beech 1900C | Beech 1900C1

Fast Airways (Freight Air Service Transport)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

fastjet Kenya   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Flamingo Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Flamingo Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Fly County Airlines  last update: 28Oct2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2015 - 2017
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. Ceased operations in 2017
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Freedom Airline Express   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Global Airlift   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Global Star Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

1997 - 1999
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Global Star Airlines was a Nairobi based cargo charter services
Aircraft : Boeing 727-100 | 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ibis Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Imatong Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2005 - 2014
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Imatong Airlines ceased operations in 2014
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JamboJet  last update: 01Dec2017

Status : Active

Dates :

2014 - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JamboJet started operations on 01Apl2014 as a scheduled carrier based out of Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

JetLink Express  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

2004 - 2012
Airline Code : JO : JLK
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : JetLink Express operations started in 2004 & ceased on 16Nov2012. Regional and domestic scheduled carrier out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi. Ceased operations citing "an inability to access USD2million (KES171million) worth of funds tied up in South Sudan",
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Jetways Airlines  added: 2017 + last update: 22Mar2018

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. The Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has confirmed it has withdrawn Jetways Airlines' Regulated Agent Certificate (RAC) in Mar2018 while it carries out investigations into the carrier's alleged breaches of security at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta Int'l Airport. The RAC was reinstated on 26Feb2018
Aircraft : Fokker F.50 | Fokker F.50F

Jubba Airways (Kenya)   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Kaskazi Aviation   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kenya Air Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Kenya Aircraft Company   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : B.707 | B.720B | B.737-200 Adv. | B.737-200QC | B.737-300 | B.737-700 (First operator of B737-700 with blended winglets in 2001) | B.737-800 | B.767-300ER | B.777-200ER | B.787-8 | DC.9-30 | Saab 340

Kenya Flamingo Airlines   

Status : Renamed / merged

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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Kismayo Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Knight Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Lennox Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Malindi Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Multiple Solutions  added: 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Noon and Pearce Air Charters   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

North Eastern Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

North Sea Aerial & General Transport Company  last update: 2017

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

OneJetOne Airways   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Phoenix Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Pioneer Airlines  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1979* - 1987
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Pioneer Airlines >African Express Airways >Equator Airlines >African Express Airways
Comments : Nil further at this time - [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]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Prestige Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Queensway Air Services   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Rapid Air   

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Reliance Air Charters   

Status : Active

Dates :

2015* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Reliance Air Charters is a Private Jet Charter services providing charter services
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Relief Air Transport   

Status : Status unknown

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Ribway Cargo Airlines   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Ross Air (RossAir)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Royale   

Status : Unconfirmed

Dates :

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

Rudufu  last update: 12Jan2018

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. It was established in 2014 & is based out of Nairobi Wilson (WIL)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Safari Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Safari Express Cargo   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Salaam Aviation   

Status : Not launched

Dates :

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

Silverstone Air Services  added: 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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Simba Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sincereways Kenya   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Sky Bird Air Safaris   

Status : Renamed / merged

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skytrail Air Safaris  last update: 21Feb2018

Status : Active

Dates :

1982* - date
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Nil tree
Comments : Skytrail Air Safaris is the Mombasa based, sister company of African Safari Airways, it provided services for the tourist group packages of ASA to fly passengers to national parks and holiday resorts in Kenya
Aircraft : DHC 6-300 Twin Otter | Cessna TU206B | Cessna 404 | Cessna 414

Skyward Express  added: 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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skyward International Aviation  last update: 2017

Status : Renamed / merged

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)
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Skyways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Skyways Airlines   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Skyways Kenya   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Solenta Aviation Kenya   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

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
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Stridestar International Airlines   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Sunbird Aviation  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1985* - 1985
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : SUNBIRD was formed as CASPAIR - [Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Sunbird Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Superior Aviation   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Tana & Mara Aviation (Tamara)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Ticair Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Track Mark (Trackmark Cargo)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Transworld Safaris   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Trident Aviation   

Status : Active

Dates :

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

Tropic Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Ukanda Airways   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

United Air Cargo (K)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

United Airlines (United Air Lines)   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Warsan Air Services   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Western Airways   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

Western Kenya Air Charters   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Wilkenair (Wilken Aviation)  last update: 16Nov2017

Status : Renamed / merged

Dates :

1960* - 1970
Airline Code : -- : ---
Genealogy : Wilkenair >Air Kenya + Sunbird Aviation =>Airkenya Aviation >Airkenya Express
Comments : No further information at this time - [Airkenya Express was formed in 1966 as Wilkenair and renamed to Air Kenya in Jan1970. Merged with Sunbird Aviation to form Airkenya in Nov1987, starting operations on 15Nov1987 and to current name in Jan2007]
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Wilson Air   

Status : Status unknown

Dates :

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

Wilson Airways  last update: 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. By Nov192r the carrier had bought an Avro 619 VP-KAD and another pilot was hired
Aircraft : Nil at this time

Yana Air Cargo   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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

ZB Air (Z Boskovic Air Charters)   

Status : Inactive

Dates :

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