About Skyward Express
Skyward Express Limited was founded in 2013 by a group of pilots and strategic investors.
The company commenced operations with just one aircraft, the Fokker 50 and initially, they handled ad hoc charters into and out of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia. In recent years the company has seen substantial and rapid growth as people switch from the slow and time-consuming road transport to air travel. Skyward Express operates from its hub in Wilson Airport. Interestingly Wilson Airport is one of the busiest airports in terms of aircraft movement in East and Central Africa. Domestic flights amount to about 90% of the total flights from the airport with international flights accounting for as little as 10%.
Skyward Express currently has an impressive fleet of 11 aircraft, comprising of:
- 1 Fokker 100
- 7 Fokker 50s
- 2 Dash-8- 300s
- 1 CRJ.
Given the airlines’ success, there are plans to further increase the fleet size with the acquisition of additional aircraft in the near future.
Skyward Express now operates scheduled passenger services into Mombasa, Lamu, Malindi, Eldoret, Lodwar, Wajir and Mandera with plans to include additional regional destinations in the near future.
Skyward Express continues to operate ad hoc and scheduled charters for both passengers and cargo locally, regionally within Africa and internationally.
The company claims to offer five-star air charter service and they say that their scheduled passenger service is distinguished by its unrivalled customer service, impeccable safety record, unmistakable quality and undeniable reliability. Their unwavering commitment to high standards has (as we have seen) firmly established Skyward Express Ltd as one of the premier charter companies in the aviation industry in Kenya and the Eastern Africa region.
Skyward Express operate several aircraft types. They are as follows:
Dash 8-300 – The Bombardier Dash 8 or Q-Series, previously known as the de Havilland Canada Dash 8 or DHC-8, is a twin-engine, medium range, turboprop airliner with a seating capacity of 50 pax.
Fokker 50 – The Fokker 50 is a turboprop-powered airliner with a seating capacity of 50 pax.
Fokker 100 – The Fokker 100 is a medium-size twin-turbofan airliner from Fokker with a seating capacity of 100pax
For the latest Skyward Express Fleet information visit the airline website.
Skyward Express Online Booking
You can make a Skyward Express Online Booking via the airline website. If you are looking for the best flight prices to destinations within Kenya or internationally, you should use the flight search tool at the top of this page.
Skyward Express Baggage Allowance
Free Baggage Allowance
You can carry baggage free of charge subject to the airline baggage conditions and limitations; the maximum permitted weight for checked baggage is 20kg inclusive of hand luggage.
Items in excess of that weight will not be accepted for carriage as Checked Baggage. Priority will always be given to carriage of Checked Baggage within the applicable free Baggage allowance.
You will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance (as stipulated in our terms and conditions). These rates are available from us upon request from time to time
Carriage of excess Baggage is subject to available space on your flight.
If you have made a Skyward Express Online Booking, you may wish to contact the airline directly closer to your time of travel to confirm their current baggage policy.
Skyward Express Contacts
You can contact your closest Skyward Express office with the details below.
Head Office Address
Skyward Express Limited
Langata House, 2nd Floor
Phone: 0709 584500
Phone: 0709 584503
Phone: 0709 584504
Phone: 0740 410701
Phone: 0740 410706
Sales Office Phone: 0737 751369
Main Office Phone: 0703 584501
Skyward Express Kenya online contact details
Facebook: Skyward Express Facebook
Website: www.skywardexpress.co.ke Not www.skywardexpress.com
Twitter: Skyward Express Twitter
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