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Skyward Express Limited is an African airline based at Nairobi Wilson Airport in Nairobi. The airline was founded in 2013 by a group of local pilots and investors and is now recognised as the premier charter company in the Kenya and Eastern African aviation industry.

Skyward Express's 5-star air charter service and scheduled passenger service is distinguished by its unrivalled customer service, safety record, reliability and quality.

Skyward Express began operations with a Fokker 50 and started ad hoc charters to and from Keyna, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Somalia. Today, the airline operates scheduled passenger services from Nairobi's Wilson airport to the following destinations: Mombasa, Lodwar, Lamu, and Eldoret. Plans are in place to add further destinations in the future; the aim is to open up the East African region by linking it with the rest of the world.


As of January 2023, Skyward Express offers cheap daily flights from Nairobi's Wilson airport. The airline flies between the following destinations:

  • Eldoret
  • Lamu
  • Lodwar
  • Mombasa
  • Nairobi-Wilson
  • Kakamega
  • Malindi
  • Diani

Baggage Policy

Skyward Express offers a maximum permitted weight for Checked Baggage of 20kg / 44lbs inclusive of hand luggage. Passengers will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance (as stipulated in our terms and conditions). These rates are available from us upon request from time to time.

Carry-on Baggage

Passengers are entitled to one piece of carry-on baggage and a personal item. The carry-on baggage cannot exceed 5 kg / 11 lbs in weight and no larger than 30cm x 53cm x 23cm (12" x 21" x 9"). Personal items include a purse, a handbag, a laptop, a camera, etc.

Any carry-on baggage exceeding the limit must be transported as checked baggage.

Checked Baggage

A piece of checked baggage is allowed for each passenger as long as it's lighter than 15kg / 33lbs in weight and the size of standard checked baggage. Any oversized or large objects will not be accepted by the airline.

Excess Baggage

You will be required to pay an extra charge for carriage of Baggage in excess of the free Baggage allowance (as stipulated in our terms and conditions). These rates are available from us upon request from time to time.

Carriage of excess Baggage is subject to available space on your flight.

Class Information

The only cabin class available on Skyward Express flights is Economy Class.

Economy Class

Economy Class is the airline's only cabin class. The cabin spacious and relaxed cabin is crewed by the airline's friendly and professionally trained cabin crew.

Economy Class Seats

Seats are usually set out in either a 2 x 2 or 2 x 3 formation. Seats are designed to give maximum legroom and space to each passenger.


For your Skyward Express flights, you can check in online or at the airport.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is now available via the airline website. Check in and print your boarding pass to speed up the check-in process at the airport.

Online check-in opens 24 hours before departure. Please prepare your ticket and passport details for check-in.

Airport Check-In

Airport check-in counters open 90 minutes up until 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time. It is advised to arrive in plenty of time at the airport to avoid unexpected delays.

Any passengers late for check-in may result in losing their ticket. Please present valid photographic identification at the airport to verify the traveller's identity.

Airline Alliance

Skyward Express isn't part of any airline alliances.

Frequent Flyer Program

As of August 2022, a Frequent Flyer Programme isn't available for passengers.

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Wilson Airport

Wilson Airport is a local airport in Nairobi, Kenya and operates flights to many regional airports. The airport, formerly known as Nairobi West Aerodrome, was founded in 1929 by Florence Kerr Wilson, a wealthy widow, and was eventually renamed Wilson Airport in 1962 in honour of Mrs Wilson.

Wilson Airport is the hub airport for Airkenya ExpressSafarilink, Fly ALS, Jetways Airlines and Aerolink. Other airlines which fly to and from Wilson Airport include Airkenya Express, Fly SAX (formerly East African Safari Air) and Safarilink.

The airport is primarily used for air traffic related to tourism, health care and agriculture. It averages around 120,000 departures and arrivals on an annual basis.It's also popular with aircraft operating on business executive routes due to the fast check-in times and minimal flight delays, compared to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.


Skyward Express operates a fleet of the following aircraft:

  • Fokker 100: a medium-size twin-turbofan aircraft, with a seating capacity of 100 passengers.
  • Fokker 50: a turboprop-powered airliner, with a seating capacity of up to 56 passengers.
  • Dash8-Q300: a twin-engine medium-range aircraft, with a seating capacity of 50 passengers.