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Tropic Air Kenya is a commuter airline that operates private charter flights within Kenya. The carrier operates out of its hub at Nanyuki Airfield (NYK), in the heart of Kenya. The airline was founded in 1990, makes most of its flights based on tourism, as well as wildlife translocations, geo-survey tasks, cargo flights, aerial photography and medical evacuations.

Tropic Air Kenya currently operates private flights to 5 African countries as well as to Kenya, the airline has a fleet of turboprop aircraft ranging all from Cessnas that can in total carry 20 passengers at one time.

Looking for flights to Kenya? Tropic Air Kenya operates private charter within Kenya as well as 5 other African countries including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia and the Congo.


As of November 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to 5 destinations within Kenya and neighboring African countries including Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia and the Congo.

Domestic Destinations

Nanyuki NYK Nanyuki Airfield

International Destinations

Uganda Entebbe EBB Entebbe International Airport
Ethiopia Addis Ababa ADD Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
Tanzania Dar es Salaam DAR Julius Nyerere International Airport
Namibia Windhoek WDH Hosea Kutako International Airport
Congo N'djili FIH N'djili Airport

Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

Tropic Air Kenya allows you to take take 18kg of baggage per person and not exceed 127 linear centimetres (length + width + height). Any additional baggage will be charged at the current excess baggage rate.

Carry-On Baggage

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

Economy Class

The airline mostly operates small flights and there is only one cabin class that is provided on the aircraft and that is the standard Economy class. The airline gives you amenities such as the one free checked piece of baggage and the option of choosing your seat.


Seats are positioned in a 1 x 2 formation depending on the aircraft, ensuring that you will sit by either a window, aisle or both.

Check-In Information

Check-In Online

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-In

You are recommened to arrive at the terminal of the airport and hand in your boarding pass so the airline will be able to take care of your luggage. It would take a few minutes for you to get checked in. The airline advises arriving 2 hours before your scheduled departure time. The airline crew from their will be ready to help in the check-in and boarding process.


As of November 2021, the airline operates a fleet of Cessna aircraft:

  • Cessna 182 (2 passengers per aircraft)
  • Cessna Caravan (6 passengers per aircraft)
  • Cessna Grand Caravan (12 passengers per aircraft)

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

Hub Airport

Nanyuki Airfield (NYK)

Nanyuki Airfield (NYK) is a public airport in Nanyuki, in Laikipia County, Kenya East Rift Valley. The airport is located in the8 south of the equator near the western foothills of Mount Kenya.

The 4 airlines that fly to and from Nanyuki Airfield include Tropic Air Kenya, Airkenya Express, Fly-SAX, Safarilink.

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