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Ex-Skyaero staff lament non-payment of dues

Former employees of Skyaero are lamenting a lack of payment for their services, months after the start-up airline ceased flying between Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu. Some of the ex-employees, who requested anonymity, say they feel cheated and have vowed to ensure that they get paid. “No money, no payments, no news of bankruptcy, no announcement, […]


Is Skyaero a sham airline?


Launched with little fanfare last May, Skyaero airline fizzled out within four months. Recently, it was reported that the airline’s sole DC-9 had been leased to an operator in Somalia. Information from an industry source suggests Skyaero’s style of management was not properly optimized towards commercial viability. Currently, the remaining staff are demoralized but hanging […]

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Sky Aero refutes rumors of crackdown by Kenya’s aviation authorities

Startup carrier Sky Aero, based at Nairobi’s JKIA, has refuted rumors that its Air Operator Certificate (AOC) has been revoked by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. The airline which operates a 100 seat DC-9 began flights between Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu on 22 May 2014. In an exclusive statement to our reporter, a top Sky […]