Welcome on board


Dear Reader,

Ndege News magazine with its articles and pictures will high light the many features that this region has to offer, it will give you a heads up of things to come, and I hope that you will find the articles and pictures informative and pleasant to read.

I have had the privilege to live in Kenya for many years. Most of those years, I flew to major hubs and bush airstrips in Kenya and other African countries. I have had the chance to meet people, learn new cultures; I admired landscapes and always enjoyed the colors and richness of the African skies. Strong with that experience, I can confidently say that wherever we fly you today, it will undoubtedly be a wonderful trip, one you will remember for years to come!

We always try and make your journey as pleasant as possible, strive to give you the best and safest service. Our crews are well experienced and very familiar with the areas we fly to. Most of our flights are low level and of a short duration, we hop from one airstrip to another, giving you the chance to enjoy the view below, a good chance for you to experience your first “air” game drive! It still amazes me how many things you are able to see and discover when flying over game parks and natural reserves.

We always try and make your journey as pleasant as possible, strive to give you the best and safest service. Our crews are well experienced and very familiar with the areas we fly to.

Airkenya’s Tanzanian subsidiary, Regional Air Services (RAS), has recently been awarded an AMO certificate (Approved Maintenance Organization) to carry out maintenance from their hangar in Arusha Airport. RAS is the first Airline in Arusha to be given such a certificate by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority. This new development will greatly improve RAS flight scheduling and operational efficiency; also provide support and third party maintenance to local operators. Regional Air strongly contributes to the steady growth of tourism in Tanzania by providing reliable schedule and charter services to several airstrips in northern Tanzania and the “Spice Island” of Zanzibar.

AeroLink, Airkenya’s Ugandan subsidiary, continues to make an impact in the Ugandan tourist circles. They offer convenient schedule flights to the Ugandan national parks. Customers that choose to fly with AeroLink avoid long road journeys to far destinations; they arrive relaxed and full of energy, ready to start their trekking safaris to the beautiful Ugandan mountains home of the Gorillas. Trekking the Gorillas is a unique experience; you will always remember it as the journey of your life time that you will treasure for years to come! AeroLink passenger numbers have been increasing steadily, the improved load factors are a clear indication that the service AeroLink provides, is recognized as an efficient and reliable way to reach your destination in Uganda and beyond.

It is my pleasure to have you on board today; 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 of the New Year,

Thank you for flying with us.

Capt Dino BISLETI
Group Managing Director