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Yellow Wings is a Kenyan charter airline, with its base of operations in Nairobi. The airline was founded in 1996 but received its certification and first aircraft in 1998 allowing the airline to begin operations. The airline slowly grew in popularity and welcomed a greater number of aircraft to its fleet from 2014 and further expanded its route map across easter Africa. Yellow Wings operates a fleet of Cessna C208B G1000 Caravan aircraft.


As of February 2022, Yellow Wings offers a broad range of destinations. As the airline operates charter, safari and other services passengers can choose where they wish to fly to. Yellow Wings currently offers over 500 destinations in Angola, Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Egypt, Ethiopia, Central African Republic, Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Tanzania, Burundi, Botswana, Mozambique, Rwanda, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, United Arab Emirates and Zambia.

Baggage Policy

Yellow Wings hasn't shared information about its baggage policies.

Carry-on Baggage

Yellow Wings doesn't specify whether passengers are entitled to bring cabin baggage with them. However, it is assumed that this will be permitted and that you will be allowed to bring 1 small personal item to fit under the seat in front of you.

Checked Baggage

Yellow Wings also doesn't state its checked baggage policy. However, when chartering services from the airline it is likely that Yellow Wings will inform you of your checked and cabin baggage allowance.

Cabin Classes

As Yellow Wings operates small regional aircraft, there is only a single cabin installed. This means that all passengers can expect the same seat onboard the aircraft. Upon arrival at Wilson Airport, you can expect complimentary lounge access with drinks and snacks included. Yellow Wings also allows you to use their satellite phones onboard the aircraft for free (for the first 3 minutes).

In-flight Entertainment & WIFI

In-flight entertainment and Wi-Fi haven't been installed on Yellow Wings' fleet. However, Yellow Wings does offer satellite phones onboard for you to use. The first 3 minutes are complimentary and anything after this comes at an additional charge.

Food & Drink

Yellow Wings doesn't provide complimentary drinks and snacks onboard as there is no crew onboard due to the aircraft's size. However, at check-in, the airline offers some complimentary food and drink.


Online Check-in

Yellow WIngs doesn't offer online check-in facilities.

Airport Check-in

Yellow Wings offers an airport check-in facility with lounge access at Wilson Airport. It is unsure what time the airline closes check-in however, we recommend arriving no later than 90 minutes prior to your scheduled departure.

Frequent Flyer Programme

Currently, Yellow Wings doesn't offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

Yellow Wings is not presently part of any airline alliance.

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Hub Airport

Nairobi Wilson Airport (WIL)

Wilson Airport (WIL) acts as the hub airport for Yellow Wings as well as Airkenya Express, Baracuda Airways, SafarilinkFly-sax and Aircraft Leasing Services. The airport is a small regional airport in Nairobi and smaller than the city's major international hub. Wilson Airport serves under 1 million passengers annually and operates with 2 runways. The airport doesn't have any public transport links connecting the airport to Nairobi, meaning private transfers will be required.


Yellow Wings operate a fleet of turboprop regional aircraft. They currently use the Cessna C208B G1000 Caravan aircraft.

The Cessna C208B Grand Caravan is a versatile turboprop aircraft known for its short takeoff and landing capabilities, spacious interior and advanced Garmin G1000 avionics system. With the ability to carry up to 14 passengers and operate in challenging environments, it is a popular choice for various missions, including passenger transport, cargo hauling and medevac operations - this is ideal for airlines like Yellow Wings.


18th September 2023

Yellow Wings celebrates 25 years of service

Yellow Wings Air Services has reached a momentous milestone, celebrating its 25th anniversary with pride and gratitude. Over the last 25 years, this Kenyan aviation company has undergone a remarkable journey of evolution and growth. From its humble beginnings with a 2-seater SuperCub, the company expanded its vision to offer charter and passenger transport services, building a strong foothold in the commuter market. Notably, the transition to turbine engine operations in 2010 marked a turning point, propelling Yellow Wings into a new era of service excellence. Their modern fleet of Cessna 208 Caravans reflects a dedication to operational reliability, safety and efficiency. As they commemorate this achievement, Yellow Wings Air Services extends heartfelt thanks to its loyal customers and partners and looks forward to a promising future of continued success and professionalism.