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This page provides links to all currently operating international, regional, domestic, passenger and cargo airlines registered in Kenya.Click on Airline Name for contact, fleet, route and accident data.


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Airlines in Kenya
Airline Main Base
IATA code
ICAO code
IATA Prefix
Start of ops.
748 Air Services Nairobi (NBO)
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IHO
1998
Aerospace Consortium Nairobi (NBO)
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AKQ
-
2009
Aberdair Aviation Nairobi (WIL)
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-
-
2009
African Express Airways - AEA Nairobi (NBO)
XU
AXK
1986
Air Traffic Nairobi (WIL)
-
ATY
2004
Airkenya Nairobi (WIL)
P2
XAK
1987
ALS - Aircraft Leasing Services Nairobi (WIL)
K4
ALW
1989
Astral Aviation Nairboi (NBO)
8V
ACP
2000
Aushaan Air Nairboi (WIL)
-
-
2017
Avro Express Nairboi (WIL)
-
-
2010
Bluebird Aviation Nairobi (WIL)
-
BBZ
-
1999
Blue Sky Aviation Mombasa (MBA)
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SBK
1996
D-Connection Nairobi (WIL)
DQ
DCP
2004
DAC East Africa Nairobi (NBO)
JX
-
2011
Fanjet Express Nairobi (WIL);
2013
Fly SAX Nairboi (NBO)
B5
EXZ
2012
Fly540 Nairbobi (NBO)
5H
FFV
2006
Freedom Airline Express Nairobi (WIL)
-
-
-
2008
Global Airlift Nairobi (WIL)
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-
-
1996
JamboJet Nairbobi (NBO)
JX
-
-
2014
Jetways Airlines Nairbobi (WIL)
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JWX
-
2016
Jubba Airways Kenya Nairbobi (NBO)
3J
JBW
-
2009
Kenya Airways Nairobi (NBO)
KQ
KQA
706
1977
Knight Aviation Nairobi (WIL)
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-
-
2001
Mombasa Air Safari - MAS Mombasa (MBA)
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-
2009
Multiple Solutions Limited Mombasa (MBA)
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-
2008
Phoenix Aviation Nairobi (WIL)
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FDS
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2010
Rudufu Nairobi (NBO)
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-
-
2014
Safari Express Cargo Nairobi (WIL)
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SXY
2012
SafariLink Aviation Nairobi (WIL)
F2
XLK
2004
Safe Air Company Nairobi (WIL)
K3
SAQ
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2002
Silverstone Air Services Nairobi (WIL)
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-
-
2009
Skytrail Air Safaris Nairobi (WIL)
OW
-
-
2014
Skyward Express Nairobi (WIL)
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-
-
2014
Timbis Air Services Nairobi (NBO)
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TBS
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2011

Airlines defunct since 2000 in Kenya
Airline Fate
IATA code
ICAO code
Start of ops.
End of ops.
African Airways International -
SY
AIK
1987
2003
African Commuter Services -
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-
2003
2005
African Safari Airways Reorganized in 2000 as a member of African Safari Club, AG. Ceased ops on 25/3/08.
QS
QSC
1967
2008
Afrika Aviation -
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FRK
2000
2005
Caspair Airlines -
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-
2002
2002
CMC Aviation Renamed as DAC East Africa
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-
1961
2011
Delta Connection Formed by Aga Khan (Meridiana Group). Started services 2/2/07 to Juba.
Z9
DCP
2006
2010
East African Safari Air Ceased international ops on 7/9/04; entered receivership on 13/9/04. Re-emerged in 2005 but ceased ops again in mid-11/10. Assets purchased in mid-12/10 by Fly540 and renamed mid-2012 to fly-SAX
S9
HAS
1989
2012
Fast Airways -
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TFS
1997
2000
Jetlink Air Suspended ops on 16/11/12.
J0
JLX
2004
2012
Lennox Airlines Ceased own ops in 1998.
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LAK
1986
2000
Regional Air Formed by Air Kenya and became a British Airways franchisee in 2001. Ceased ops from 8/4/05, with BA revoking the franchise on 15/4/05.
QP
RAW
2000
2005
Rossair Kenya Formed by South Africa's Rossair. Ceased ops 2/05 following collapse of parent company
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-
1995
2005
Salaam Aviation -
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-
2008
2009
Salaam Express Air Services -
N8
SEK
2000
2003
SkyAero Formed in partnership with Pan African Airways. Started services on 22/5/14. AOC revoked in 9/14
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-
2014
2014
Skyways Kenya -
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-
1996
2001
Trackmark Cargo -
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-
1989
2003

Airline hull loss accidents in Kenya
Date
Airline Aircraft type Reg. Location Fatal
Cat.
04-Jan-15 Skyward International Aviation Fokker 50 5Y-SIB Nairobi-Jomo... 0 crashed
02-Jul-14 Skyward International Aviation Fokker 50 5Y-CET near Nairobi-Jomo... 4 crashed
22-Aug-12 Mombasa Air Safari Let L-410UVP-E9 5Y-UVP Ngerende Air... 4 crashed
27-Jan-11 Fly540 Fokker F-27 Friendship 500CRF 5X-FFD Nairobi-Wils... 0 crashed
09-Nov-09 Blue Bird Aviation Beech 1900D 5Y-VVQ Nairobi-Wils... 1 crashed
13-Oct-09 Safari Airlines Boeing 707-321C J5-GGU Mombasa-Moi ... 0 crashed
10-Jul-08 SafariLink Let L-410UVP-E9 5Y-VVB Kichwa Tembo... 0 crashed
06-Aug-07 Blue Bird Aviation Beech B200 Super King Air 5Y-HHM Garissa Airp... 0 crashed
06-Jul-07 Aero Kenya Beech 1900C 5Y-BTT Nairobi-Wils... 0 crashed
30-Dec-06 Sky Relief Services, op.for Red Cross DHC-5 Buffalo 5Y-SRK near Nairobi-Jomo... 0 crashed
01-Nov-06 748 Air Services Antonov 12BP 9L-LFQ Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
10-Jun-05 748 Air Services Hawker Siddeley HS-780 Andover C.1 5Y-SFE Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
10-Jun-05 UN, opb Transafrik Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules S9-BAS Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
23-May-04 Blue Bird Aviation Let L-410UVP-E3 5Y-VVD near Mwingi 2 crashed
07-Dec-03 East African Safari Fokker F-28 Fellowship 4000 5Y-NNN Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
19-Jul-03 Ryan Blake Air Charter Swearingen SA226-TC Metro II ZS-OYI Mount Kenya 14 crashed
24-Jan-03 African Commuter Services Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I 5Y-EMJ Busia 3 crashed
28-Nov-02 Eagle Aviation Let L-410UVP-E20 5Y-ONT near Ol Kiombo Ai... 1 crashed
17-Apr-02 United Airlines Let L-410UVP-E9 5Y-UAS Mara Ngerend... 0 crashed
12-Jul-00 Skylink Kenya Cessna 208 Caravan I 5Y-JAO Nairobi-Wils...   crashed
26-Nov-99 DHL Aviation Africa Cessna 208 Caravan I 5Y-RAN Nairobi-Jomo... 4 crashed
29-May-99 Malindi Air Services Let L-410UVP-E 5Y-LET Ol Kiombo 2 crashed
06-Nov-98 AD Aviation Aircharters Beech 200 Super King Air 5Y-JKB near Nairobi 3 crashed
14-Sep-98 Avia Trend Antonov 32B 4K-66759 Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
10-Mar-98 Air Memphis Boeing 707-336C SU-PBA Mombasa-Moi ... 6 crashed
15-Jun-97 Trackmark Cargo Cessna F406 Caravan II 5Y-TAL Nairobi-Wils...   crashed
12-Jun-95 Tawakal Airlines Cessna F406 Caravan II 5Y-ING Nairobi   crashed
08-Aug-94 Tawakal Airlines Cessna F406 Caravan II 5Y-JJG near Nairobi-Wils... 0 crashed
23-Apr-94 Air Manitoba, op.for Relief Air Transport Curtiss C-46F C-GIXZ near Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
07-Nov-93 Professional Aviation Services AMI DC-3-65TP ZS-KCV Lokichoggio ... 0 crashed
04-Dec-90 Sudania Boeing 707-321C ST-SAC near Nairobi-Jomo... 10 crashed
17-May-89 Somali Airlines Boeing 707-330B 6O-SBT Nairobi-Jomo... 0 crashed
10-Jul-88 Kenya Airways Fokker F-27 Friendship 200 5Y-BBS Kisumu Airpo... 0 crashed
15-Aug-87 Sunbird Aviation Douglas C-47B (DC-3) 5Y-DAK Kilaguni 0 crashed
24-Jul-78 Amphibians BN-2A Trislander Mk.III-2 5Y-CMC Nyeri Hills 5 crashed
06-Jul-78 Tradewinds Airways Canadair CL-44D4-6 G-BCWJ Nairobi-Jomo... 0 crashed
04-Oct-76 Emirates Air Transport Douglas DC-7CF TZ-ARC near Nairobi 4 crashed
20-Nov-74 Lufthansa Boeing 747-130 D-ABYB Nairobi Inte... 59 crashed
06-Apr-71 Kenya CAA Douglas R4D-6 (DC-3) 5Y-DCA Nairobi Inte...   crashed
11-Apr-62 East African Airways Canadair C-4 Argonaut VP-KNY Nairobi-Emba... 0 crashed
15-Mar-55 Italian AF Douglas C-53D-DO (DC-3) MM61769 near Nairobi 0 crashed
29-Nov-44 BOAC Lockheed 18 Lodestar G-AGBW Kinangop Pea... 11 crashed
27-Jul-38 Imperial Airways Armstrong Whitworth AW.15 Atalanta G-ABTG near Kisumu 4 crashed

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