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Premier Airlines is an East Africa regional airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport is the hub airport for the airline. From there, the airline flies to two other destinations including Juba in South Sudan and Mogadishu in Somalia.

The fleet that Premier Airlines deploys includes the Fokker 50 and Fokker 70 aircraft. Other than scheduled services, the airline also offers charter flights and medical evacuation flights too.

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Premier Airlines is operating to three destinations in the region including Nairobi, Juba and Mogadishu. These are destinations in Kenya, South Sudan and Somalia.

Baggage Allowance

If you're flying with Premier Airlines, you will need to follow the different rules around carry-on and checked baggage allowances. These will vary depending on the fare type you have purchased.

Carry-on Baggage

Carry-on baggage is stated on your ticket purchased with the airline as it's depending on the aircraft that the passenger is flying. Regardless of the aircraft you are flying, the items onboard must fit within the overhead lockers or under the seat in front.

Any passengers exceeding the carry-on limit may be charged with an excess fee or be asked to be transported as checked baggage. Oversized items must not be carried onboard for safety reasons.

Prohibited items cannot be carried onboard including any fluid exceeding 100ml. This includes items such as toothpaste, hair gel, shampoo, etc. Any fluid within 100ml must be placed in a plastic bag ready for airport security.

Checked Baggage

Checked baggage is included in the fare but the weight must not exceed 30kg in total. Baggage included must fit within the permitted dimension or it may be charged as an oversize item or cargo depending on the size of the item.

Checked baggage must not exceed 32kg per piece due to international health and safety regulations.


To check-in for your Premier Airlines flight, you can do so online or at the airport.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available via the airline website. Passengers can check-in online with their booking reference and passengers details.

Passengers are always advised to check-in online as it'd save time from queuing at the airport. The boarding pass of the flight could be obtained once online check-in is completed.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in opens three hours before and closes 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure time.

Passengers should always aim to arrive at the airport early to avoid any delays that could delay your journey to the airport. Once arrive at the airport, passengers should report to the airline check-in counters as soon as possible.

Failure to check-in on time may result in loss of fare. The airline reserves the right to refuse any late passengers to board.

Frequent Flyer

Unfortunately, a frequent flyer programme isn't available for the airline.

Airline Alliance

Premier Airlines isn't a member of any airline alliances.

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Hub Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) is one of the four international airports in Nairobi, Kenya. the other two being Kisumu International Airport, Moi International Airport and Eldoret International Airport. Due to its convenient location from Nairobi's central business district, the airport is one of the busiest airports on the continent. In 2019, the airport was accommodating over 9 million passengers with one runway and two passenger terminals.

Airlines flying to the airport include, but not limited to, African Express Airways, China Southern Airlines, British Airways, Fly540JambojetJubba AirwaysKenya AirwaysLAM Mozambique Airlines, Lufthansa, Pan African Airlines, Precision AirRwandAir, Safe Air and South African Airways.


Premier Airlines operates a fleet of Fokker 70 and Fokker 50. These are twin-turboprop and turbofan aircraft.