Silverstone Air takes aim at Fly540 with daily Lodwar flights


A Silverstone Air plane at Kisumu International Airport. FILE PHOTO | nmg

Local airline Silverstone Air has launched daily flights to Lodwar, raising the competition for customers on the route that is also served by Fly540, Safarilink and several other carriers.

Silverstone Air says their daily return flight, which will take off from Wilson Airport, will help them connect business and leisure customers travelling to the increasingly popular town.

The airline was until October last year operating as a charter-only carrier but stepped up to offer commercial flights from Nairobi to Lamu, Malindi, Ukunda and Kisumu.

“Air travel demand is expected to double in the next 15 years. Silverstone Air aims to be at the forefront of this development,” said Captain Mohamed Somow, airline’s managing director.”

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The domestic air market has seen rising demand in the recent years as more Kenyans opt to fly in line with rising income and construction of new airstrips and airports.

Silverstone will initially operate five planes on its local routes, consisting of two Dash-8 planes and three Fokker 50 aircraft.