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Airkenya scooped the Air Operator of the Year Award for the second year at the Kenya Tourism Awards 2012. The gala brings together the tourism industry to celebrate the gains the sector has made in sustainable tourism, and to recognize individual excellence in the sector with an aim of setting industry standards high.  The theme of this years’ awards was 'Celebrate, Sustain and Diversify Tourism'.  The glamorous Awards evening which is in its second year had in attendance Asst Minister of Tourism Cecily Mbarire together with Moroccan Tourist Federation President Ali Ghannam.  

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Airkenya once again treated agents and tour operators to a sensational evening of Comedy at the end of March this year.  The Airkenya hangar was transformed into starry night with a stage for the main performance.  The hangar was filled to capacity by the time dinner was served and the entertainment begun.  Kenya’s best entertainers and comedians - including Churchill, DJ Jesse, Mdomo Buggy, Eric Omondi and Jalango - had guests in stitches.

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The future is looking bright for Emarti Primary School in the Masai Mara as  Airkenya Express will support the school in a number of ways going into the future.  Currently, the school has only two stone classrooms for standards one and two and a small mabati room for the pre-school unit which takes children from 3 years old.   The school has a total of 61 students.  Emarti school was the brainchild of Chairman Ole Kasoe, who together with the Kasoe Community purchased ten acres to start a school.

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Airkenya Express has taken delivery of a Helicopter! The five-seater Helicopter will be available for private charters.  This high performance AS 350 B3 Helicopter arrived late 2011.  The Helicopter is powered by an Arriel 2B engine and has an advance avionics package that permits the pilot to closely monitor engine performance and accurately navigate to destination.

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Airkenya's Second brand new Grand Caravan arrived on Saturday 26th November from the Cessna Factory in Wichita Kansas USA.
 The 12 seater Caravan is equipped with the latest integrated flight instrument system all glass suite cockpit latest avionics package which includes traffic avoidance collision system TACS enhanced ground proximity warning EGPWSand a efficient auto pilot system amongst many other features.

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Airkenya presented prizes to the winners at Airkenya Face Book contest held over two months of August and September. Participants were asked to submit an essay of any holiday/travel experience within Kenya. The three winners whose stories were most interesting and attracted the highest votes won the Grand prize of two nights for two at the Swahilina dhow in Lamu Second prize was two nights for two at Kichwa Tembo in Maasai Mara and Third prize was two nights for two at the Lantana Galu Beach.

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Airkenya emerged the Air Operator of the Year at the inaugural Kenya Tourism Awards on 23rd June 2011 at a dazzling ceremony at the Carnivore grounds. The event organized by the Kenya Tourist Federation had seventeen categories for nominations of awards in the Tourism sector.

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Whilst Airkenya will suspend the Coast routes of Lamu, Malindi and Diani wef 11th January 2019, Regional Air Tanzania takes delivery of the Dash 8 aircraft - a big boost to the airline.

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As we enjoy the current high season we recognize that we would never have been where we are without your support.

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With the high season upon us and the wildebeest migration hotting up in the Masai Mara, AIRKENYA increases its scheduled operation

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