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Airkenya Express is an airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. It operates domestic scheduled and charter services, as well as scheduled flights to Tanzania. Its main base is Wilson Airport, Nairobi.[1]

Airkenya Express
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IATA ICAO Callsign
P2 XAK SUNEXPRESS
Founded1987
HubsWilson Airport
SubsidiariesRegional Air
Fleet size9
Destinations12 (area only total, particulars not included)
Company sloganThe best way to fly
Parent companyAir Kenya Express Limited
HeadquartersNairobi, Kenya
Websiteairkenya.com
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HistoryEdit

 
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Airkenya Express was formed and started operations in 1987 from the merger of Air Kenya and Sunbird Aviation. The two companies had over 20 years of general aviation experience in East Africa. Airkenya Aviation became Airkenya Express in January 2007. The airline is wholly owned by a Kenyan-controlled consortium and has 165 employees.[1] It carried 100,000 passengers in 2014, as against 120,000 in 2013.[2]

AirKenya has two wholly owned subsidiaries: Regional Air Services in Tanzania launched in 1997 and AeroLink in Uganda launched in 2012.[2]

ServicesEdit

Airkenya Express Limited operates to the following airports (as of May 2014):[3]

Domestic scheduled destinations:

International scheduled destinations:

Accidents and incidentsEdit

FleetEdit

The Airkenya fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of April 2019):[5][better source needed]

Airkenya Fleet
Aircraft In
Service
Orders Passengers Notes
Bombardier Dash 8-100 1 37
Cessna Grand Caravan C208B 4 11
De Havilland Canada DHC-6-300 Twin Otter 3 18
De Havilland Canada Dash 7-100 2 50
Total 10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. p. 70.
  2. ^ a b "Flying Wild". Airliner World: 24–30. July 2015.
  3. ^ Air Kenya website
  4. ^ "5Y-BBN Accident description". Aviation Safety Network. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  5. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2017): 19.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Airkenya at Wikimedia Commons