Skyward Express

Additional Flights

Following an increased demand for flights between Nairobi & Mombasa during the festive December January period, Skyward Express have increased seat capacity on some of their flights by use of a larger Jet Aircraft Fokker 70 on Fridays & Sundays between 15 Dec and 05 Jan. Note: these flights will depart & arrive at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Schedule as below: –

Departure NBO JKIA at 1600hrs and Arrive in MBA at 1650hrs.

Departure MBA at 1730hrs and Arrive in NBO JKIA at 1820hrs.


Kenya Airways Premium Services available at JKIA

Kenya Airways through its Karibu team can provide a seamless service that makes using the airport easy, quick and stress-free. This service can be provided for both arriving and departing guests, as well as transit passemgers.

The service will encompass: –

  • Personalized Meet and Greet guest at the aircraft door
  • Pre-check in services that allows guest to only drop off their bags; priority baggage handling
  • Porterage services
  • Use of fast track counters (arrivals/departures)
  • Personalized Inter-Terminal Transfers
  • Fast track boarding
  • Lounge access will be at an extra cost if the guest is not eligible.

Etihad Airways – Free Stopover in Abu Dhabi – Extended!

Etihad Airways offers a FREE Abu Dhabi stop over until 31 March 2020.

If you are transferring through Abu Dhabi, you can explore the capital for free with one or two nights.

Emirates commits to reducing single-use plastic

Emirates has made a network-wide commitment to reduce single-use plastics on board its aircraft. All plastic straws, plastic swizzle sticks and stirrers will be replaced with eco-friendly alternatives by the end of the year. From August, plastic bags used for inflight retail purchases will also be replaced with paper bags.

Air France – Travelling with Infants

For safety reasons, customers traveling with an infant occupying an individual seat on Air France (AF) operated flights must travel with an approved car seat.  The approved car seat must be provided and fastened with the seat belt by the customer.

  • Harness CAReS (Child Aviation Restraint System) is not permitted for infants under 2 years of age on an individual seat. However, the harness is accepted for children from 2 years old
  • When a customer travels with only one infant occupying an individual seat, the use of an approved car seat is mandatory.
  • When a customer travels with two infants, only one infant can be seated on the customers’ lap. The second infant must be seated on an individual seat and secured with an approved car seat.

Emirates – New Boeing 777

Step into your spacious First Class Suite and slide the floor to ceiling doors closed. Recline into the NASA-inspired zero gravity setting and find your natural resting position. And if you’re in a middle suite, you can admire HD views through your virtual window.

Or settle into your Business Class seat with a beverage from your in-seat minibar. When you’re ready to switch off, lower into a fully flat position using your touchscreen controller.

And in Economy Class, walk through the clean champagne tones of the cabin and let the calm ambiance help you relax into your journey.

No matter what class you travel in, make your journey a game changer on the new Boeing 777.


Kenya Airways

Addition of 2 new flights from Nairobi to Dubai, as follows

Thurs & Sat      Nairobi – Dubai         0800 – 1405

Thurs & Sat       Dubai – Nairobi        1535 – 1940

Jet Airways

Excess Baggage charge on domestic India routes have been revised as follows.

 Economy Cabin

      Excess Baggage Rate
Cabin PAX Type Free Baggage Allowance Between 15 – 20 kgs Above 20 kgs
Economy Adult 15 kgs INR 100/ per kg (inclusive of Taxes) INR 500/ per kg (inclusive of Taxes)
Infant 0 NA NA


Premiere Cabin

Cabin PAX Type Free Baggage Allowances Excess Baggage Rate
Premiere Adult 30 kgs INR 500/ per kg (inclusive of Service Tax)
Infant 0



Malawi Airlines

Malawi Airlines has introduced new flights from Nairobi.  Effective March 29 2017, a Boeing 737-700 will start flying to Lilongwe four times a week as follows:

Depart Nairobi at 06:15 and arrive in Lilongwe at 07:30, every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday;

Depart Lilongwe at 17:45 and arrive in Nairobi at 21:00, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday;

Free checked baggage allowance is 2 pieces, 23kg max each for Economy class and 3 pieces, 23kg max each for Business class.

With daily morning flights to Johannesburg out of their Lilongewe hub you can now connect between Nairobi and Johannesburg four times a week. Malawi Airlines is majority owned by and managed by Ethiopian Airlines.

Etihad Airways – Separate Tickets Policy

From February 1, guests travelling on separate Passenger Name Record PNR(s) as a result of purchasing separate tickets are not eligible for “through check-in” to their final destination.

This policy also applies to all Etihad to other Airlines flights. Baggage will not be through tagged to final destination.

  • Any guests holding separate Passenger Name Record PNR(s) with separate ticket(s) will need to re-check their bags at the transfer airport.
  • Guests are advised that they must collect any baggage, clear Immigration and Customs and re-check their bags in locally for any onward flight on a separate ticket
  • Guests must have the appropriate travel documents to enter the country at the respective transfer point. Any guest who does not have the appropriate travel documents to enter the country at the transfer airport shall be denied travel
  • Etihad shall not be responsible for the repatriation and associated costs and/or interim expenses for any guest who fails to collect their baggage at the transfer point and chooses to continue their journey without it.