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Fuel hitch forces Kenya Airways 737 to land in Mombasa

A Kenya Airways Boeing 737 that was diverted to Mombasa today due to a fuel system hitch. Photo by the Kenya Red Cross.

A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-700 flying from New Delhi, India, to Nairobi was today diverted to Mombasa due to problems with the aircraft’s fuel control system. Early reports indicated that the aircraft, performing Flight KQ221 from India, was diverted to Mombasa after it ran out of fuel. The aircraft could not land in Nairobi when […]


Interesting aviation data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics

Total visitor arrivals through Nairobi’s JKIA and Mombasa’s Moi International Airport. The purple line with blue dots represents 2013 data. The green line with red dots shows trends for 2014.

The Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) is the principal government agency that collects, analyses and disseminates statistical data in Kenya. Hidden among the vast array of numbers is some interesting aviation data. Worth noting in recent statistics is a decline in the number of passengers arriving through Nairobi and Mombasa airports. The decline in […]

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Whose helicopters are these in Mombasa?


A fleet of light helicopters flew around the coastal city of Mombasa several times in the past week. The helicopters drew lots of attention in Kenya’s second largest city which has experienced a spate of terrorist incidents in recent times. Pictures and videos taken by Mombasa residents show what seem to be light utility helicopters, […]

Jambojet becomes a reality as flights begin today

A Jambojet Boeing 737 at Mombasa's Moi International Airport after making the airline's first flight to the port city.

Low cost carrier Jambojet took to the skies for the first time today. The carrier’s first flight was to Kisumu this morning followed by the first flight to Mombasa shortly afterwards. At Kisumu, airport staff were at hand to welcome passengers of the latest entrant into Kenya’s air transport sector. Jambojet begins flight operations on […]

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Mombasa Airport opens VIP lounge for domestic passengers

The VIP lounge for domestic passengers at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa.

A new VIP lounge for domestic passengers has been opened at the Moi International Airport, Mombasa. Passengers departing from Moi Airport can now access the lounge and enjoy VIP treatment at a cost of Ksh1,200, about US$15 at current exchange rates. The lounge was renovated and expanded to accommodate the growing number of business travelers. […]


Turkish Airlines expanding across Africa

Turkish Airlines is on an expansion drive into Africa, with at least half a dozen routes opened up this year alone. Yesterday, Turkish Airlines began direct flights from its Istanbul hub to Kenya’s coastal city of Mombasa. In the next two weeks, the airline will begin flights to Niamey, Niger and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Last […]

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Ethiopian 787 Dreamliner arrives in Mombasa

The Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa became one of the first destinations for Ethiopian Airlines’ new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Check out this video to see the arrival of the aircraft at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport.

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