About Us


Fly-SAX is Kenya’s premier safari and private charter airline based in Nairobi. We operate from Jomo Kenyatta International and Wilson Airports. With daily scheduled flights to the best safari and beach destinations in and around Kenya. The airline connects the region’s most beautiful and awe-inspiring locations.

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The airline prides itself in pioneering new and previously under serviced destinations, such as Kitale and the Comoros islands. In addition Fly-SAX offers bespoke packages, through its private charter service, that provide passengers with maximum flexibility when tailoring their travel schedule. As a result whatever the destination, Fly-SAX enables its customers to arrive in style and comfort. Ensuring a magical start to an unforgettable journey.

Our History

Fly-SAX was established in December 2010 by Don Smith, CEO and Founder, following the purchase of East African Safari Air Express.

Since the maiden flight from Nairobi to the Maasai Mara, Fly-SAX has quickly grown to encompass a network of destinations in and around East Africa as well as a charter service bespoke packages. In October 2013, this was expanded further with the launch of bi-weekly flights to the Comoros islands, 200 miles off the east African coast.

Fleet Information

Fly-SAX operates modern aircraft, and we are constantly updating and improving our fleet.

The aircraft are maintained by our experienced engineers and technicians who have had extensive training, both regionally and internationally, and are licensed to practice by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

  • CRJ 200ER
    Type: Twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner
    Number in service: One
    Capacity per aircraft: 50 passengers
  • DC-9
    Type: Twin-engine, single-aisle jet airliner
    Number in service: Two
    Capacity per aircraft: 80 passengers (20 passengers on executive jet – charter service only)
  • Fokker F28
    Type: Short range jet airliner
    Number in service: One
    Capacity per aircraft: 67 passengers
  • B1900
    Type: Twin-engine, turboprop fixed-wing aircraft
    Number in service: One
    Capacity per aircraft: 19 passengers
  • Cessna 208 Caravan
    Type: single turboprop engine, fixed-gear short-haul regional airliner
    Number in service: Two
    Capacity per aircraft: 9 passengers

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