Mombasa,KENYA:Budget airline Silverstone air has been granted a licence to fly to Mombasa from Wilson airport in Nairobi with a stop over at Ukunda airstrip.
In the latest issue of the Gazette notice the airline wich last year introduced direct flights from Mombasa to Kisumu has also been granted a licence to fly to additional destinations including Homabay,Kitale, Wajir ,Mandera ,Amboseli and regions in the Masaai Mara including Angama and Keekorok from the Wilson airport in Nairobi.
The airlines current routes are Mombasa-Kisumu-Mombasa,Wilson –Kisumu-Wilson,Wilson –Ukunda-Wilson, Wilson –Lamu-Wilson ,Lamu-Malindi –Lamu and Malindi –Wilson-Lamu.
In the licence granted which is a variation of the airlines existing licence, the airline will operate flights to and from Nairobi to Mombasa via Ukunda, Wilson to Homabay via Kisumu ,Wilson to Kitale,Wilson to Wajir via Mandera .
The airline has also been granted a license to fly to several areas in the Masaai Mara like Ngerende,Keekorok,Shikar,Musiara,Kichwa
Tembo,Olkiombo,Serena,Siana Springs,Olare,Orok,Naboisho and Angama
Earlier in the year, the Silverstone Managing director Mohamed Somow told aviation news site African Aerospace that the airline was in the process of leasing several jets in order to compete against other local airlines.