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Freedom Airline Express Ltd also known as Freedom Airline is a low-cost Kenyan commuter airline that operates scheduled as well as charter and executive flights out of its hub base, Wilson Airport (WIL) in Nairobi, Kenya. The airline was established in 2008 and currently flies to ten domestic and international destinations within Kenya and Somalia including Nairobi, Mogadishu, Garowe, Galkayo, Kismayu, Garissa, Elwak, Mandera, Mombasa and Kisumu.

Freedom Airline is wholly licensed to fly across the African continent as well as the Middle East. The airline has a range of 9 modern aircraft including Bombardiers, Fokker 50s, Embraer 120s and a Eurocopter EC120 which can all carry 362 passengers at one time.

For over a decade, the airline has not just offered passenger services but has also provided a range of specialised air transportation such as wet lease and ad hoc flights, medical evacuation, humanitarian, VIP/executive transportation and much more. The airline is also a certified aircraft maintenance service provider, offering specialized services to third parties at Wilson Airport (WIL) and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).


As of October 2020, the airline has scheduled flights to five destinations within Kenya and four destinations in Somalia. These destinations include Mogadishu, Elwak, Mandera, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kismayu, Garowe, Galkayo, and Garissa. If you're looking to fly within Kenya, our guide to domestic flights within Kenya offers lots of helpful information.

Domestic Destinations

Elwak - El Wak Airport
Mandera NDE Mandera Airport
Mombasa MBA Moi International Airport
Kisumu KIS Kisumu International Airport
Garissa GAS Garissa Airport Airport
Nairobi WIL Wilson Airport (Hub)

International Destinations

Somalia Mogadishu MGQ Aden Adde International Airport
Somalia Garowe GGR General Mohamed Abshir Airport
Somalia Galkayo GLK Abdullahi Yusuf Airport
Somalia Kismayu KMU Kismayo Airport

Baggage Allowance

The airline's baggage includes all bags, carry-ons, laptop bags, purses and other items. All baggage must be weighed.

Checked Baggage

Freedom Airline allows its passenger to take with them a maximum of 15kg baggage inclusive of hand luggage. Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate and only carried subject to space availability. Freedom Airlines offers services to the of the following aircraft: Embraer 120 and the Fokker 50. There are some restrictions caused due to the size and type of aircraft.

Carry-on Baggage

Currently, the airline hasn't released any information with regards to carry-on dimensions and weight.

Economy Class

The airline mainly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. However the airline does offer flights for VIP/Executive passengers. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage, snacks, drinks and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are arranged in a 2 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that each passenger will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Passengers can check-in online before their flight.

Airport Check-In

As passengers arrive at the terminal of the airport they would need to hand in their boarding pass and the airline will then take care of their luggage. It won't take long for you to check-in however the airline emphasis for passengers to arrive an hour before their scheduled departure time as the check-in counter closes 45 minutes before the departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline doesn't currently have a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Freedom Airline Express isn't currently part of any airline alliance.


As of October 2020, the airline operates a fleet of 9 aircraft:

  • 2 x Bombardier CRJ-200 (50 passengers per aircraft)
  • 2 x Fokker 50 (56 passengers per aircraft)
  • 5 x Embraer 120 ER (30 passengers per aircraft)

Hub Airport

Wilson Airport (WIL)

Wilson Airport (WIL) is a public airport in the county of Nairobi within Kenya which has regular flights to many regional airports in Kenya. The airport serves over 300,000 passengers each year. The airport serves domestic and international traffic.

The 4 airlines that fly to and from Wilson Airport (WIL) including Freedom Airlines, Airkenya Express, Fly Tristar and Safarilink Aviation.

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