First Lufthansa passenger flight in 2 decades lands in Nairobi


German carrier Lufthansa tonight resumed scheduled passenger flights between Nairobi and Frankfurt. The airline ceased passenger flights to Nairobi in the late 1990s, but cargo flights continued.   A Lufthansa Airbus A340-300 touched down at Nairobi’s JKIA a little after 9:20pm tonight after an eight hour flight from Frankfurt. The aircraft has Star Alliance livery, […]

Presidential jets of Kenya and its neighbours


Last week’s fiasco involving President Uhuru Kenyatta’s flight to the US has cast the spotlight on presidential air transport. Leaving aside issues of protocol and flight planning which resulted in the president having to abort his flight somewhere over Ethiopia, how does Kenya’s equivalent of Airforce 1 compare with neighbouring countries? Kenya: Fokker 70, KAF 308   Kenya’s presidential […]

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