Welcome on board

welcome on boardDear Reader,

As you make yourself comfortable in your seat and start to flip through the pages of the Ndege News magazine, this may well be the start of your safari or perhaps the beginning of your business trip in East Africa on board one of our group Airlines operating in Uganda, Kenya or Tanzania. This magazine will highlight some of the many unique features that this region has to offer. I hope that you will find these articles and pictures informative and pleasant to read.

I have had the privilege of living in Kenya for many years, and for most of them I have been flying in Africa to major hubs and bush airstrips, meeting people, learning new cultures, admiring landscapes, enjoying the African skies. I consider myself very lucky that to date I am still able to do all that. So I am confident to say that wherever we fly you today it will undoubtedly be a wonderful experience, one you may remember for years to come!

We always try to make your journey as pleasant as possible and strive to give you the best and safest service. Our crews are well experienced and very familiar with the areas we fly you to: many times when hopping from one destination to another we fly low, an excellent opportunity to enjoy the view below, many things to discover, and it may well be your first game drive with an aerial view! In July this year, Airkenya Express launched a refurbished departure lounge. To date we have received many positive comments about it. With a new-look Dormans coffee shop, free wifi, improved check in and security procedures, and a pleasant atmosphere, we aim to give our customers a good start to their journey.

Airkenya’s Tanzanian subsidiary, Regional Air Services (RAS), plans to open a new hub in Zanzibar effective from June 2015. Great news for tourism in Tanzania: passengers flying with RAS will be able to fly from Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, with morning and afternoon scheduled flights to the Selous Game Reserve just south-west of Dar. They will also be able to connect from the Serengeti National Park to the Selous via Zanzibar, a long journey, now possible in one day and an ideal solution to maximize on your holiday time.

AeroLink, Airkenya’s Ugandan subsidiary, is continuing to make an impact in the Ugandan tourist circles, offering convenient scheduled flights to the Ugandan national parks, allowing AeroLink’s customers to avoid the long road journeys to these far destinations and letting them arrive relaxed and full of energy, ready to start their walking safari to view the Gorillas in their beautiful natural habitat.

It is my pleasure to have you on board today and I sincerely hope that we will be able to do our part in making your holiday a wonderful experience. I also take this opportunity to wish you all the very best for the oncoming festivities and a great start to the New Year.

Thank you for flying with us,

Capt. Dino Bisleti
General Manager