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Best airlines in Kenya: Gone are the days when tourism was a foreign affair. Today, local tourists have increased and this has encouraged investors to come with convenient means of transporting them.

Jambo Jet may be the first local air transport service launched but its advent brought about many other local airlines.

We have complied for you the 6 Best airlines in Kenya, their destinations and contacts.

  1. JamboJet

It was established in 2014 and began its operations immediately thereafter. It is a local low-cost airline and a subsidiary of Kenya airways. It has its main offices in Nairobi. It’s destinations include Malindi, Mombasa, kisume, Entebbe, Ukunda AND Nairobi among others.

Best airlines in Kenya
Best airlines in Kenya

  • Website: JamboJet
  • Contacts: +254 711 024 545
  1. AirKenya Express

It is based at Wilson airport and Operates both scheduled and chartered flights across East Africa.  Some of it’s destinations include: Amboseli, Entebbe, Kilimanjaro, Kisumu, LAMAI, Lewa Downs, Loisaba, Maasai Mara, Meru, Migori, Nairobi, Nanyuki and Samburu

It has two wholly owned subsidiaries, Aerolink in Uganda launched in 2012 and Regional Air Services in Tanzania launched in 1997.

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  1. Silver Stone Air

Founded in 2013, Silver Stone Air is a nearby carrier with flights to diverse goals, counting Mombasa, Kisumu, Malindi, Lamu, Lodwar, and Ukunda. The carrier features an armada of planes comprising of 6 Fokker 50’s, 4 Sprint 8-100s, 3 Sprint 8- 300s and 1 CRJ-200 aircraft.

  1. Skyward Express

This is another leading local carrier that has flights to Nairobi, Lamu, Eldoret, Lodwar, Mombasa, and Ukunda. Built-up in 2013 by a bunch of local pilots and investors, the carrier works its traveller flights from Wilson Airplane terminal, Nairobi and cargo from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. Among its armada incorporates Sprint – Q300, Fokker 50 and Fokker 100.

  1. Fly540

It is arguably the best and most used local airline at the moment. It currently serves 11 domestic locations within Kenya and 2 outside the country. Some of the domestic destinations include Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Mombasa and Nairobi while the regional destinations are Juba and Zanzibar.

  • Contacts: +254 (0) 725 305 305
  1. Safarilink Aviation

Safarilink Aviation is a regional airline based at Wilson Airport in Nairobi. It was established in 2004 and currently has a fleet of 11 aircrafts. Some of its destinations include Amboseli, Diani Beach, Kilimanjaro, Kisumu, Kitale, Lamu, Lewa Downs, Lodwar, Loisaba, maasai Mara, Naivasha, Nanyuki, Samburu, West Pokot, Tsavo West, Vipigo Ridge and Zazibar. The airline has been nominated for this year’s World Travel Awards.

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