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Formed in 1989. Started international operations in 2003. D B A East African Air Safari Express Ltd. A K A East African Safari Air. Most recently (before September 2012) was East African Express. Domestic, regional, and international, scheduled, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
CKA Airport, Langata Road,
P O Box 27763
Nairobi 00100, 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.
December 2002: Subsidiary of East African Safari Air Ltd.
1 767-300ER, Lauda Air Italy (LDI) wet-leased.
February 2003: Lukia Otema, Commercial Director, has signed interline agreements with Regional Air (AKN) and Air Zimbabwe (ZMB) to fly to Khartoum, Asmara, Mombasa, and Harare.
767-31AER (27619), ex-Martinair (MTH), (ILF) leased.
August 2003: (LTU) takes over 100% of Leisure Cargo GmbH, Dusseldorf, as a joint venture with Swiss Cargo. Leisure Cargo, headed by Ralf Auslander, markets belly hold capacity of the combined 75 airplanes of (LTU), Air Europe (EIY), Sobelair (SBL), Belair (BLB), Iberworld (IBW), Volare (VLR), East African Safari Airlines (EFZ), and Islas Airways. The company operates from Hamburg, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich with 78 subagents worldwide.
September 2003: In December, Mombasa - Milan (Bergamo) (767-300, weekly).
November 2003: In December, Nairobi - London (LHR) (2/week). Mombasa - London (LHR).
December 2003: Nairobi to Bujumbura, Dzzaouzi, and Moroni.
INCDT: F28-4000 (11231, 5Y-NNN) ran off end of runway at Lokichoggio, Write-Off (W/O).
January 2004: L-410-UVP (922726, 5Y-TTT) delivery.
February 2004: Code share with Livingston (LDI), Kenya - Italy. In July, Nairobi - Madrid.
March 2004: DC-9-14 (19-45725, 5Y-XXA), Centec Aviation leased.
April 2004: DC-9-14 (4-45711, 5Y-XXB), Centec Aviation leased.
May 2004: East African Safari Air (EFZ) operates domestic services within Kenya, regional flights in East Africa and long-haul services to Europe.
(IATA) Code: B5.
Parent organization/shareholders: Anthony Kegode (100%).
Owns: Eagle Aviation.
Main Base: Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO).
Domestic, Scheduled Destinations: Kisumu; Lokichoggio; Malindi; Mombasa; & Nairobi.
International, Scheduled Destinations: Dzaoudzi; Hargeisa; Kilimanjaro; London; Milan; Moroni; Paris; Romme; & Zanzibar.
July 2004: Nairobi - Lamu (daily).
1 DC-9-14 (45725, 5Y-CCA), 80 PAX, and 1 DC-9-15, 85 PAX.
August 2004: Suspends services to Italy after losing its traffic rights.
September 2004: Ceased international operations with debts of $15 Million.
767-31AER (24948, 5Y-CCC) impounded at London Heathrow (LHR) and returned to (ILF).
September 2012: Fly SAX (EFZ) (IATA) Code: B5) is the new name of Kenyan regional carrier East African Express which currently operates a single DC-9-14 (45725, 5Y-XXA) and a Fokker 28-4000 (11229, 5Y-EEE) on domestic services. Fly SAX is owned by Fly540 ((IATA) Code: 5H, based at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International airport (NBO)) and it is unclear what role if any it will play following the transition of Fly540 and its subsidiaries to pan-African, low-cost carrier (LCC) Fastjet (Accra Kotoka (ACC)).
Fly540 Ghana ((IATA) Code: 5G, based at Accra Kotoka Airport (ACC)) has now launched its international expansion, already serving Abidjan Felix Houphouet Boigny Airport (ABJ) five times weekly from Accra Kotoka (ACC) and launching flights to Freetown Lungi International airport (FNA) four times weekly from September 14, to Monrovia Spriggs Payne airport (MLW) three times weekly from September 18, and to Lagos Murtala Muhammad airport (LOS) five times weekly from September 24. It currently operates an ATR72-500 and an EMB-170 and is expected to be the first carrier to operate under the new Fastjet (FSJ)) (based at Accra Kotoka (ACC)) brand soon.
March 2014: Fly-SAX (EFZ) began 3x-weekly, Nairobi - Lokichoggio service.
July 2014: Fly 540 and Fly-SAX (EFZ) launched 6x-weekly, Nairobi - Kakamega service.
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0 767-300ER, (LDI) WET-LSD 2002-12. RTND.
0 767-31AER (PW4060) (380-24948, 5Y-CCC), RTND (ILF) 2004-09, LST (AVI).
0 767-31AER (PW4060) (595-27619, /95 5Y-QQQ), EX-(MTH), (ILF) LSD 2003-04, RTND 2004-09. 272 PAX.
2 +1 ORDER DC-9-14 (JT8D-7B HK) (19-45725, /66 5Y-XXA, 2004-03; 14-45711, /65 5Y-XXB, 2004-04; 12-45696, 5Y-XXC), CENTEC AVN LSD. EAST AFRICAN EXPRESS OPS.
1 DC-9-15 (69-45799, N491SA), CENTEC AVN LSD 2004-05. EAST AFRICAN EXPRESS OPS.
1 A310-304 (520, D-AHLA), (HAP) WET-LSD 2002-11.
2 DHC-6-300 TWIN OTTER.
0 F 28-4000 (SPEY 555-15P) (11239, 5Y-LLL; 11231, 5Y-NNN), 11239 RTND AIRQUARIUS 2003-10. 11231 W/O 2003-12. 79Y.
1 F 28-4000 FELLOWSHIP (SPEY 555-15P) (11229, /86 5Y-EEE 2003-07), NEVISON PROPERTIES LSD 2007-06. 8C, 62Y.
1 L-410-UVP (922726, 5Y-TTT), 2004-01.
1 GRUMMAN G-159 GULFSTREAM 1 (DART 529-8X) (001, /60 5Y-XXX), 19Y.
ANTHONY KEGODE, PRESIDENT.
ADAM OGDEN, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (CEO).
LUKIA OTEMA, COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR.