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Name: AFRICAN EXPRESS AIRWAYS
7JetSet7 Code: AFX
Status: Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: NAIROBI
Country: KENYA
Employees 162
Web: africanexpress.co.ke
Email: afex@jambot.co.ke
Telephone: +254 (2) 824 333
Fax: +254 (2) 823 999
Sita:
Background
(definitions)

ESTABLISHED IN 1986 AND STARTED OPERATIONS IN 1999. PRIVATE AIRLINE. PARENT ORGANIZATION IS AFRICAN EXPRESS AIRWAYS. A K A AFRICAN AIRLINES INTERNATIONAL. DOMESTIC, REGIONAL, & INTERNATIONAL, SCHEDULED & CHARTER, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 19202
NAIROBI, KENYA

KENYA (REPUBLIC OF KENYA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1963, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 582,535 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 30 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS NAIROBI, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGES ARE SWAHILI AND ENGLISH.

APRIL 1995: TO DJIBOUTI, ENTEBBE, JEDDAH, KANO, KIGALE, KINSHASA, LAGOS, MOGADISHU, SHARJAH, AND TEHRAN.

707-351B (19634) EX-KENYA AIRWAYS (KEN).

DECEMBER 1997: 65 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 14 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JANUARY 1998: 707-321B (19366) PARKED AT NAIROBI, KENYA.

APRIL 1998: 65 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 18 FLIGHT CREW (FC) & 14 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

OCTOBER 1998: 1 707 FLYING. THE OTHER 3 GROUNDED, AND BEING HEAVILY CANNIBALIZED FOR PARTS.

FEBRUARY 1999: 165 EMPLOYEES.

ADDS STAFF TO SUPPORT 727-200'S. 1 +2 ORDERS 727-231'S (19565), EX-AIR DABIA (DBI) FOR SHUTTLE TO MOMBASA, COST $2 MILLION EACH. ALSO, TO BE USED FOR SERVICE TO BUJUMBURA, MOGADISHU, ZANZIBAR, PLUS CHARTER FLIGHTS.

APRIL 1999: 160 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 12 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 24 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 46 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

JULY 1999: LAUNCHES INTERNATIONAL SERVICES TO UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (UAE) FROM MOMBASA (727-200), VIA OMAN'S CAPITAL, MUSCAT, TO THE (UAE) CITY OF SHARJAH, NEXT TO DUBAI.

AUGUST 1999: 2 YAK-40'S DELIVERIES, FOR DOMESTIC KENYA, AND EAST AFRICA REGION.

APRIL 2000: 160 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 12 FC, 24 CA, & 46 MT).

JUNE 2000: 727-231 (5Y-AXB) HAS INTERNATIONAL RED CROSS MARKINGS (SEEN AT NAIROBI).

AUGUST 2000: DECLARES BANKRUPTCY.

SEPTEMBER 2000: 2 YAK-40'S (9240625; 9340831) RETURNED TO DVIN AVIA.

NOVEMBER 2000: BUYS 1 DC-8-55F (229-45803, 3D-AIA) FROM CORT & ASSOCIATES FOR PARTS ONLY.

October 2003: Main Base: Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

April 2004: 146 employees (including 12 FC, 21 CA, & 37 MT).

July 2005: 727-256 (21611, 5Y-AXE), wet-leased to Ishtar Airlines (ISH), Iraq.

April 2007: African Express Airways (AFX) operates domestic and international, passenger, jet airplane flights from Nairobi.

Employees: 162 (including 14 Flight Crew (FC); 26 Cabin Attendants (CA); & 46 Maintenance Technicians (MT)).

(IATA) Code: XU. (ICAO) Code: AXK (Callsign - EXPRESS JET).

Parent organization/shareholders: Bulhan family (90%); & others (10%).

(afex@nbnet.co.ke).

Main Base: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International airport (NBO).

Fleet:
(definitions)

Click below for photos:
AFX-DC-9-32-D
AFX-DC-9-32
AFX-707-330

October 2016:

1 707-321B (JT3D-3B) (633-19366, /67), EX-(PAA)/(KAL), (ATS) LSD, GROUNDED AT NAIROBI.

0 707-330B (JT3D-3B) (398-18819, /65; 454-18927, /78 5Y-AXI "ISIOLU"), EX-(DLH), 18927 (KEN) LSD, 18819 BOTH RETIRED PARKED OUTSIDE KENYA AIRWAYS MAINTENANCE HANGAR, NAIROBI.

1 707-351B (JT3D-3B) (695-19634, /68 5Y-BBI), EX-(NWA)/(KEN), PLANS TO RETURN TO SVC.

1 727-231 (JT8D-7B) (603-19565, /68 5Y-AXB "GARISSA"), EX-(DBI) 1999-02, EX-(TWA)/(TTL), 156Y.

1 727-256 (JT8D-9) (1382-21611, /78 5Y-AXE), 2004-01; WET-LST (ISH) 2005-07. 156Y.

0 DC-8-55F (229-45803, 3D-AIA), PARTED OUT.

2 DC-9-32 (JT8D-7B) (180-47088, /67 5Y-AXD; 237-47093, /68 5Y-AXF "MANDERA"), AIR LEONE LSD 2002-02. ARGO LSD 2010-02. 12F; 80Y.

2 MD-82 (JT8D-217A) (1179-49204, /84 5Y-AXL; 1189-49207, /85 5Y-AXN), 22C; 119Y.

1 EMBRAER EMB-120ER BRASILIA (PW118) (078, /88 5Y-AXJ "RAI"), ROYAL DAISY AIRLINES LSD 2010-09. 30Y.

1 EMBRAER EMB-120RT BRASILIA (PW118) (259, 5Y-AXO "LIBIO"), EX-(TR-LGE). 30Y.

0 FOKKER F28-1000, 1 RTND.

0 YAK-40, 7/99 (9340831, EK-87359; 9240625, EK-87662), DVIN-AVIA LSD, RTND 2000-09.

Management:
(definitions)

CAPTAIN MUSA HASSAN BULHAN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).

BASHER KALYAN, GENERAL MANAGER (1998-01).

MATTHEW KEVERENGE, FINANCIAL CONTROLLER.

A K HAWA, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.

CAPTAIN NDAVU, CHIEF PILOT.

CAPTAIN A TANGARA, CHIEF PILOT 727.

PAUL MBOHAH, OPERATIONS MANAGER.

KIROS ABBAI, CHIEF ENGINEER & MAINTENANCE MANAGER.

HENRY KILONZI, CHIEF INSPECTOR & TECHNICAL MANAGER (1998-07),
(T: +254 (2) 824333) (FAX: +254 (2) 823999).

 
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