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Name: REGIONAL AIR
7JetSet7 Code: AKN
Status: Currently Not Operational
Region: AFRICA
City: NAIROBI
Country: KENYA
Employees 251
Web: regionalair.net
Email: info@airkenya.com
Telephone: +254 20 82 47 41
Fax: +254 (2) 82 47 35
Sita: NBORCQP
Background
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FORMED IN 1985. FORMER NAME: "AIRKENYA" FROM MERGER OF "AIRKENYA AVIATION" AND "SUNBIRD." SCHEDULED AND CHARTER, DOMESTIC AND REGIONAL, PASSENGER & CARGO, JET AIRPLANE SERVICES.

ADDRESS:
PO BOX 30357
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 2000: 251 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FLIGHT CREW (FC), 16 CABIN ATTENDANTS (CA), & 74 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANS (MT)).

SERVICES MAINLY TO MAJOR GAME PARKS IN KENYA, AS WELL AS TO MOMBASA, AND MALINDI. CHARTER SERVICES THROUGHOUT EAST AFRICA.

MAJOR SHAREHOLDER IS KENYA NDEGE HOLDINGS.

(http://www.airkenya.com). SITA: NBORCQP.

MAY 2000: BEING OPERATED UNDER SUBSIDIARY NAME "REGIONAL AIR" TO ENTEBBE, ASMARA, DJIBOUTI, HARARE, LUSAKA, KIGALI, & BUJUMBURA.

2 737-33A'S (1739-24096, /89 28 23, 5Y-RAB; 1741-24097, /89 28 23, 5Y-RAA), EX-VASP (VSP), ANSETT (AWW) LEASED.

APRIL 2001: 251 EMPLOYEES (INCLUDING 28 FC, 16 CA, & 74 MT).

MAIN BASE: NAIROBI (WILSON).

JUNE 2001: SIGNS FRANCHISE AGREEMENT WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS (BAB) AND JOINS "ONEWORLD" ALLIANCE.

AUGUST 2001: (http://www.regionalair.net).

NOVEMBER 2001: TO UKUNDA (ON SOUTHEAST COAST OF KENYA, 3/WEEK).

DECEMBER 2001: 1 737-2P6 (496-21356, /77 51 61 5Y-BPI), EX-AEROLINEAS ARGENTINAS (ARG), (CLJ) LEASED.

November 2002: 737-2P6 (564-21733, 5Y-BPZ), GECAS (GEF) leased. 737-2Q3 (1565-24103, 5Y-BRC), AerGo Capital leased.

June 2004: Withdrew its remaining Cessna Caravan 208B from service (WFU) because of safety concerns. There have been 11 accidents involving this type of airplane since 10/02.

December 2004: (IATA) Code: RM. (ICAO) Code: SAL - SUNBIRD.

May 2005: 737-2Q3 (24103) & 737-2U3 (27161), returned to AerGo Capital, leased to AdamAir (DHI).

October 2005: Regional Air (AKN) is the jet division subsidiary of AirKenya providing scheduled services in Eastern Africa.

(IATA) Code: QP - 853.

Domestic, scheduled destinations: Amboseli; Kiwayu; Lamu; Malindi; Mara Lodges; Mombasa; Nairobi; Nanyuki; & Samburu.

International, scheduled destinations: Asmara; Djibouti; Harare; Johannesburg; Khartoum; Kilimanjaro; Lilongwe; & Lusaka.

February 2006: 737-2P6 (21733), returned to lessor, leased to Air Corridor (ACZ).

Fleet:
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November 2007:

1 737-2P6 (JT8D-15 HK) (496-21356, /77 5Y-BPI), EX-(ARG), (CLJ) LSD 12/01. IN (BAB) COLORS. 8C, 97Y.

0 737-2P6 (JT8D-15 HK) (564-21733, /79 5Y-BPZ), (GEF) LSD 11/02. IN (BAB) COLORS. RTND, LST (ACZ) 2/06. 8C, 97Y.

0 737-2Q3 (JT8D-17) (1565-24103, /88 5Y-BRC), AERGO CAPITAL LSD 11/02.
RTND 5/05, LST (DHI). 8C, 97Y.

0 737-2U4 (JT8D-15) (652-27161, /80 5Y-BPP), AERGO CAPITAL LSD 6/02. RTND 5/05, LST (DHI). 8C, 97Y.

1 737-204 (JT8D) (652-22161, /80 N161DF), EX-(BRI), (CLG) LSD.

0 737-33A (CFM56-3B2) (1739-24096, /89, 5Y-RAB; 1741-24097, /89, 5Y-RAA), EX-(VSP)/(JPL), 24096 RTND (AWW) 3/01, 24097 RTND (AWW), LST (ROS). 24C, 76Y.

1 DHC-6-200 TWIN OTTER (PT6A-20) (181, /68 5Y-BEK), AIRKENYA OPS. 18Y.

3 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER (PT6A-27) (424, /74 5Y-BHR; 574, /78 5Y-BHH; 579, /78 5Y-BIO), AIRKENYA OPS. 18Y.

2 BOMBARDIER DH DASH 7 (PT6A-50) (080, /82 5Y-BMP; 083, /82 5Y-BMJ), (032, 5Y-BPD), EX-(YEM) 2/02. AIRKENYA OPS. 080 WFU IN STORAGE 3/05. 48Y.

1 F27-200 (DART 528-7E) (10211, /62 5Y-AAB), AIRKENYA OPS. 44Y.

2 SHORTS 360-300 (PT6A-67R) (3717, /87 5Y-BKW; 3750, /89 5Y-BKP), AIRKENYA OPS. 33Y.

0 CESSNA CARAVAN 208B (PT6A-114A) (0606, /97 5Y-BNA; 0683, /98 5Y-BNN), 2 WFU 6/04. AIRKENYA OPS. 12Y.

Management:
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K BIWOT, CHAIRMAN.

CHARLES GOODRICH, CEO.

ROBERT DAVIDSON, MANAGING DIRECTOR.

DON SMITH, FINANCIAL MANAGER.

ROBERT DAVIDSON, GENERAL MANAGER.

CAPTAIN D BISLETI, FLIGHT OPERATIONS MANAGER (dbisleti@regionalair.net).

CAPTAIN STEVE PARKINSON, CHIEF PILOT 737 (NBOKKQP) (stevep@regionalair.net).

CAPTAIN DOUGLAS MOREY, FLIGHT SAFETY OFFICER (safety@airkenya.com).

ALLAN COLLIS, CHIEF ENGINEER (9/00) (NBOECQP) (eng@airkenya.com).

FLAVIO ABREO, QUALITY MANAGER (9/00) (NBOECQP) (eng@airkenya.com).

 
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