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Private charter jet flights are the preferred and the most convenient way to travel to various destinations in Kenya as air charter companies have segmented their services to suit each individual, family and corporate clients who are using air charter services in Kenya. There two ways to travel by air transport either by scheduled flights or private charter flights.
Scheduled flights are operated by airlines and private air charter operators who are situated in different airports in Kenya namely, Nanyuki Airstrip, Mombasa, Moi International Airport, Jomo Kenyatta International Nairobi, Wilson Airport Nairobi and Lamu Manda on Lamu Island of Kenya. Kenyan Airlines operate out of Jomo Kenyatta International to parts of Kenya namely, Eldoret,Kitale,Kakamega,Kisumu,Lamu,Mombasa,Lamu,Malindi,Lodwar,Lokichogio.Private charter operators operate into/out of Wilson Airport to Samburu,Amboseli,Tsavo,Meru,Chyullu Hills,Oldonyo Owas,Lewa Downs,Loisaba,Mt Kenya ,Nanyuki,Shaba,Joys Camp, Lake Naivasha,Lamu,Ukunda,Malindi,Lamu,Kiwayu once daily either in the morning or afternoon. These air charter companies suspend flights to some destination during low season March to mid-June due to capacity and for flights to Kiwayu you need to have minimum 2 passengers and the flight will go via Malindi or Lamu outbound or inbound same applies to flights to Diani (Ukunda) the flight might go via Mombasa outbound or inbound depending with the loads. The airlines do operate ATR 42,Dash 8,B737,CRJ 170/190,Fokker 28,DC-9 while private air charter operators operate Caravan 208 ,Dash 7,Dash 8,Let 410,Twin Otter,Donier 228, among other aircrafts. The scheduled flights to Amboseli are operated out of Wilson at 0730 hrs that means check in time 0630 hrs. Bookings can be done online or by sending email, fax to check on seat availability and dates. Airfares are published and may change without notice due to fluctuation in fuel prices and other government taxes. If there is high demand on a route like Maasai Mara two flights are assigned. Two daily services are operated to Maasai Mara every day with 3 departures in the morning at 0945 hrs, 1000 hrs and 1030 hrs and in the afternoon at 1445 hrs, 1500 hrs and 1515 hrs respectively. In Samburu and Nanyuki we have 2 departures once daily departing at 1030 hrs to Maasai Mara picking Lewa Downs, Shaba, Sweet Waters,Out Span Nyeri, Joys Camp,Kitich,Mugie,Sosian,Nyeri,Meru,Aberdares,Mt Kenya,Loisaba,Kitich Camp,Olmalo,Olpejeta,Elsa's Kopje and it is one hour 20 minutes flight arriving mara at 1200 hrs.Scheduled flight of the Coastal region starts to depart at 0730 hrs and 0800 hrs From Mombasa 2 departures to Ukunda then Malindi to Maasai Mara one daily flight and out of Maasai Mara 2 departures at 1330 hrs and 1345 hrs to Malindi ,Ukunda then Mombasa and flight time one way 1 hour 50 minutes using Let 410 UVP E9/E20 19 seats and Cessna Caravan 208 12 seats and Dash 8-100.Maasai Mara game reserve 11 airstrips and each flight does minimum of 3 landings and 3 take offs and different airstrips serves different tented camp, lodges and hotels so you must master the name of the hotel you are going to and listen to the announcements made for each landing and take off point to avoid being dropped at the wrong airstrip. Flights out of Malindi to Maasai Mara or verse versa with less than 5 people you will be dropped in Mombasa or pay for the balance to make it 5 seats to enable the flight depart and arrive there.
A private charter flight comes in handy for those travelers who have connecting flights that does not match the scheduled flights timetable. Charter flights from Lamu, Kiwayu, Malindi, Mombasa, and Ukunda to any destination in Kenya can be on any of the aircraft depending with the capacity and the client’s choice and they fly at different speeds and some are pressurized and others are unpressurized. Some aircrafts are operated by 2pilots some one but if the client requires two crew then the cost of the second pilot we be paid by him/her and it is acceptable but first consider the number of people traveling and the aircraft you have hired to avoid last minute disappointments. Air charter companies in Kenya has aircraft in Lamu Manda and Mombasa C-206 5 seats in single engine in Lamu Manda and Let 410 19 seats twin engine, Caravan 12 seats single engine,PA-34 Seneca 11 5 seats twin engine,C172 3 seats single engine. The flight time one way on Let 410 Lamu to Nairobi 1 hour 25 minutes, C-172/C-182 flight 2 hours 35 minutes,PA-34 Seneca flight time 1 hour 50 minutes,Super Kingair 200 flight time 1 hour 10 minutes, Super Kingair 350i flight time 1 hour and citation Bravo jet flight time 35 minutes. With private jet charter flights you can land Jomo Kenyatta International,Eldoret International and Moi Mombasa International anytime as it operates 24 hours whereas Lamu and Ukunda opens at 0630 hrs and closes at 600pm and Malindi opens at 0630 hrs and closes at 2030 same as Wilson Airport Nairobi. Out of Lamu,Maasai Mara,Samburu,Shaba,Amboseli,Tsavo,Meru,Ukunda,Mombasa,Malindi you can fly direct to any destination within Kenya without having to go to any point of exit/entry unless you flying cross border then you will require landing and over flight clearances but also you need to observe carefully the endurance of the aircraft you are flying and the alternate for fuel. Flights to Northern and Northern Kenya you will require police clearance as these are restricted areas due to insecurity. Some of these airstrips in Northern and North Eastern Kenya are untidy and you need to get the latest information before you fly and also the weather in Mars bit is always bad in early morning and in the late evening and in this case you will have to land at Marsabit Sigel.
Charter companies in Kenya have strived to ensure they have all the fleet required for scheduled and private charter flights. These aircrafts range from jets, turbo prop and helicopters which are readily available on request for charter. Scheduled flights play an important role in providing air tickets to various tourists’ destinations in Kenya which at least operates once daily either in the morning or afternoon.
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