African Express Airways

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African Express Airways
African Express Airways Logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
HubsJomo Kenyatta International Airport
Focus citiesDubai International Airport
Fleet size7
HeadquartersJomo Kenyatta International Airport
Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya

African Express Airways is a Somali-owned[1] Kenyan airline with its head office at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya.[2] It is a short-haul airline, which caters to business and leisure travellers and operates daily departures.


As of August 2017, African Express Airways operates services to the following domestic and international scheduled destinations:[3]


African Express Airways has an Associate Jet Aircraft Maintenance Company located near its head offices. Jet Aircraft Maintenance Ltd is a firm specialized in jet aircraft maintenance, which ranges from 'A' to 'B', 'C' and 'D' checks for most medium-range aircraft of Western manufacture. The company has a new in situ hangar equipped with all facilities, including maintenance hangar rental services for third parties who may have their own engineers and approvals.


African Express Airways Embraer 120
African Express Airways Bombardier CRJ200

The African Express Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of August 2017):[4][better source needed]

African Express Airways Fleet
Aircraft Total Orders Passengers
C Y Total
McDonnell Douglas MD-82 2 14 134 148
Douglas DC-9-30 2 10 90 100
Bombardier CRJ200LR 1 50 50
Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia 1 30 30
Embraer EMB 120RT Brasilia 1 30 30
Total 7

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Turkish airline launches landmark Mogadishu flight" (PDF). Arab Times. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2014. Several Somali airlines, including Kenya-based African Express, fly into Somalia from neighbouring nations,[...]
  2. ^ "Contact." African Express Airways. Retrieved on 6 April 2018. "Headquarters: Nairobi, Kenya Embakasi – Airport North Road, JKIA P.O BOX 19202-00501 Nairobi, Kenya."
  3. ^ "December Flight Schedule". Archived from the original on 2008-12-05. Retrieved 2009-03-25.
  4. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2017 (Part One)". Airliner World. No. October 2017. p. 19.

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