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About Fly540


Fly540 is East Africa's premier low-cost airline offering low fares on scheduled flights all year round to destinations within Kenya, South Sudan and Zanzibar. Also, see Fly-SAXFly540 is headquartered in Nairobi and operating from Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airport, the airline flies to Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Mombasa and across the border to Juba and Zanzibar. The airline was established in 2005 and started flying in November 2006. In 2010, Fly540 expanded its operations internationally with services flying to Tanzania and South Sudan.

Fly540 has an international interline agreement with Qatar Airways where Fly540 offers an inbound interline service for passengers arriving in Kenya. Fly540 also has an agreement with Fly-SAX, which is Kenya's premier safari and private charter airline.


Pets, Emotional Support Animals and Service Animals on Fly540

Find the rules of regulations of travelling with a service animal, pet, or an emotional support animal, on Fly540 planes. Alternative Airlines will provide all the information needed for flying with an animal.


Fly540 Baggage


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Fly540 allows passengers to check in one bag weighing up to 20kg. Hand luggage must be no larger than 56 x 45 x 25 cm. Fly540 operates modern aircraft including Bombardier, Canadair, DC-9 and Fokker F28. In 2012, Fly540 was sold to Fastjet Plc for $85.7 million.


Fly540 Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in opens 48 hours before flight departure time and closes two hours before. To check-in online, passengers must enter their surname and booking reference under the 'Manage My Booking' section on the fly540 website.

Airport Check-In

Passengers can check-in for their Fly540 flight at the airport by visiting a Fly540 check-in agent at one of the Fly540 check-in desks. For domestic flights, passengers must check-in at the airport for their Fly540 40 minutes before scheduled flight departure time at the very latest. For international flights, passengers must check-in at the airport for their Fly540 flight two hours before scheduled flight departure time at the very latest.