African Express Airways is a Somali-owned Kenyan airline with its head office at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi, Nairobi, Kenya.


African Express Airways is a short-haul airline, which caters to business and leisure travellers and operates daily departures. It also has an Associate Jet Aircraft Maintenance Company located near its head offices. Jet Aircraft Maintenance Ltd is a firm specialized in jet aircraft maintenance, which ranges from 'A' to 'B', 'C' and 'D' checks for most medium-range aircraft of Western manufacture. The company has a new in situ hangar equipped with all facilities, including maintenance hangar rental services for third parties who may have their own engineers and approvals.


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Current destinations

As of February 2021, African Express Airways operates services to the following domestic and international scheduled destinations:africanexpress.net - Booking
retrieved 13 February 2021
;Kenya * Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport base ;Somalia * Bosaso - Bosaso Airport * Garowe - Garowe Airport * Juba - Juba International Airport * Kismayo - Kismayo Airport * Mogadishu - Aden Adde International Airport focus city ;Somaliland * Hargeisa - Hargeisa International Airport

Former destinations

The airline previously also served the following airports: ;Egypt *CairoCairo International Airport ;Kenya *MombasaMoi International Airport *EldoretEldoret International Airport *KisumuKisumu International Airport ;Somalia *GalkaiyoAbdullahi Yusuf International Airport ;Somaliland *BerberaBerbera Airport ;United Arab Emirates *DubaiDubai International Airport *SharjahSharjah International Airport ;Yemen *AdenAden International Airport *MukallaRiyan Mukalla Airport *SeiyunSeiyun Airport


Current fleet

The African Express Airways fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of February 2021):

Former fleet

* Embraer EMB 120ER Brasilia

Accidents and incidents

* 4 May 2020: An East African Express Airways Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia, registration number ''5Y-AXO'', on an air charter flight delivering pandemic relief supplies, crashed on approach to Berdale, Somalia, killing all 2 crew and 4 non-revenue passengers on board. On 10 May, a leaked African Union peacekeeping force report alleged that ground troops of the Ethiopian National Defense Force who were operating outside the peacekeeping force's authority mistakenly concluded that the aircraft was engaged in a suicide attack and shot it down; this allegation ignited controversy over Ethiopian and Kenyan military incursions into Somalia to fight Al-Shabaab militants there. The three countries have initiated a joint investigation of the accident.

See also

*Airlines of Africa


External links

* {{Airlines of Kenya Category:Airlines of Kenya Category:Airlines established in 1999 Category:Kenyan companies established in 1999