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Welcome on board

AirkenyaWelcome On Board, Regional Air and AeroLink, the Airkenya’s Airlines of East Africa, are extremely pleased to have you flying with us today. We are delighted that you have chosen one of these Airlines as your preferred carrier to your safari or business destination.

If you have flown with Airkenya during the month of May, I am sure you have experienced the hangar check-in and departures. We moved our dispatch operation to the hangar to allow refurbishment of the lounge and coffee shop. As I am writing this message the Airkenya hangar is full of customers waiting to board to their destinations. I am hoping that, by the time this edition of Ndege News is out, you have already departed from our upgraded lounge and enjoyed a coffee from the newly refurbished Dorman’s coffee shop. This upgrade was necessary to improve the check-in process and enhance security whilst creating more space within the lounge. I take this opportunity to apologize to our customers if we have caused any inconvenience during this period.

I am pleased to be able to tell you that a second Dash 7, 5Y-CDK, has joined the Airkenya fleet. CDK has gone through a comprehensive check since it arrived in Kenya early January. This aircraft is now providing additional 50 seats on our safari and coastal routes thus consolidating Airkenya’s position as the lead safari carrier in the region.

This year Airkenya has introduced Helicopter Scenic safaris. The more daring passenger can now enjoy some amazing sightseeing flights. Experience the thrill of low flying, seeing animals and viewing landscapes from a different angle, landing on a hill top to a have tea or coffee whilst viewing the magic scenery of the Great Rift Valley! Visit Airkenya’s web site on www.airkenya.com for more details on Helicopter flights and packages.

Looking South from Nairobi on a clear day we see Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain, a breath taking sight, unique to this region. Southwest of the Mountain lies the town of Arusha where Regional Air is based. The Regional Air team are indeed the true experts of Tanzania; there is nothing they cannot show you about this beautiful country. Regional Air growth these past years is a clear indication of their success. Early this year they unveiled an approved Aircraft Maintenance Facility based at Arusha Airport, a first of its kind in northern Tanzania, where they provide their own and third party aircraft maintenance. Their scheduled route network spans from the Serengeti plains to the beaches of Zanzibar Island and they also provide charter services to destinations that are not served by regular flights: visit them at www.regionaltanzania.com.

Entebbe International Airport in Uganda is AeroLink’s operational base. AeroLink is the youngest of Airkenya’s subsidiaries having been in operation close to two years. They fly schedule flights to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Murchison Falls and Queen Elizabeth National Parks and recently have introduced flights to Kidepo Valley National Park up in the north-eastern corner of Uganda. All of these destinations are amazing places to see offering unique safari experiences. AeroLink operates convenient scheduled flights to these parks. Clients using these services considerably cut down on travel time and no longer have to cope with gruesome long drives. Flying allows passengers sufficient time to relax before they start their game drives or climbing mountains to see the gorillas in their natural habitat. Visit them at: www.aerolinkuganda.com

Our Marketing teams are all out in promoting safari solutions in these three East African countries, our goal to be able to offer good connections in between National Parks, game reserves and sea resorts, all in an effort to make your holiday/safari an experience that will last a lifetime.

Let us help you in planning your next vacation.

Thank you for flying with us,