Airlines General Information


There are two International airports in Kenya which receive daily tourist flights from abroad. They are:
Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Mombasa – Moi International Airport
A direct flight from Europe to Kenya is approximately 7-10 hours depending on where you’re flying from. There are many airlines who fly to Kenya which you can find online depending on where you are flying from.

There are daily flights between Nairobi and the coast (1 hour) which fly from:
Nairobi – Wilson Airport or Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The Coast – Lamu , Malindi (North Coast), Mombasa and Diani (South Coast)
Safari Destinations: Samburu , the Maasai Mara , the  Amboseli , the  Tsavo , Naivasha and many other small destinations
Regional Towns: Nakuru , Kisumu, Nyeri, etc.

The main airlines offering scheduled domestic flights are:
Air Kenya –
Kenya Airways –
Mombasa Air Safari –
Safarilink –
Flight540 –

Private chartered flights fly from Wilson Airport in Nairobi. (Tel: 00254 20 603260)
Scheduled and non-scheduled flights go to more remote destinations for safaris and development work. There are many charter airlines operating from Wilson Airport which is about 6km away from the main city centre in Nairobi.

The following are worth a try:
Z-Boskovic Air Charters (Tel: 020 602338),
Excel Aviation (Tel: 020 601764) and
Blue Bird Aviation (Tel: 020 602338)

In most airports you will see money exchange desks inside the departure building. There are Taxis right outside the exit doors of the departure terminal and they will be marked with a broad yellow stripe down the side. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, so pick the one that is best for your needs and then try haggling for a good price (the first price they give is guaranteed to be more than you will need to pay, even if they do show an official price list). Don’t get into an unmarked vehicle as they’re not registered vehicles and may not be safe.

find out about your luggage allowance before leaving, as some of the smaller planes only allow 10-15kg per person.

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