Lamu County is set to have a new air
service from Mombasa commencing on March 31st, 2017
courtesy of Skyward Express Limited, reports
It is the first flight operation
between the port city of Mombasa to Lamu in over two decades and
will come as a huge relief particularly to tourists and business
The introductory fare Mombasa – Lamu
route has been put at Ksh 5,000 one way fares.
The airline whose hub is Wilson
Airport, Nairobi will be offering daily flights from Wilson to
Mombasa and Lamu.
According to Skyward Express Limited
Sales and Marketing Manager, Mr. Patrick Oketch, the airline
will be operating a Dash8-300 type of aircraft with two daily
Oketch said that they will have two
daily flights to Mombasa and one to the idyllic Lamu
“There will be a flight that leaves
Wilson at 0900 hrs to Mombasa before departing for Lamu at
“There will also be a an afternoon
flight that departs Wilson at 1500 hrs arriving Mombasa at
1600 hrs for a round trip back to Wilson at 1730 hrs,”
Oketch said in an interview.
Skyward Express Limited has in its
fleet modern Dash 8-300 series with a capacity of 50passengers
Fokker 50 CRJ 200 and Fokker 100 that has a passenger capacity
“For the Mombasa /Lamu service, we
have set aside two standby aircrafts to support the
The airline flies to Eldoret, Wajir,
Lodwar and now Mombasa and Lamu with additional flights to
“We are a business enterprise
committed to the basic objective of providing safe, reliable
and convenient air transport services for passenger and
cargo as well as the provision of aviation related services
including charter flights,” the airline official said.
In order to ensure efficiency and
safety standards, the airline has a dedicated team of 100
engineers who do round the clock checks on the aircrafts.
“Skyward Express Limited has a highly
trained, motivated and dedicated workforce with stringent
compliance to flight safety, reliability, quality service
and competitiveness whilst maintaining our identity,” he
Oketch said that staff at the firm
possesses extensive industry experience and a profound command
of pertinent methods and skills.
“Our staff attends regular trainings
to meet the dynamically changing requirements of our
aviation clients,” he said.
Other airlines that services Lamu
include Safarilink, Jambojet and Air Kenya- all flying direct to
Lamu from Wilson Airport.