Fastjet cease flights between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi

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Fastjet cease flights between Kilimanjaro and Nairobi

April 6th, 2016|News Bulletins|

The budget airline fastjet, which operates all over East and Southern Africa, has stopped its two remaining flights between Kilimanjaro Intenational Airport  (JRO) and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta Airport (NBO).

No reasons were given for this sudden announcement though it is widely believed that the flights were not proving popular enough. This is largely thanks to the upgrading of the road between Nairobi and Arusha and the speeding up of the border control at the Namanga crossing too. As a result of these improvements, more and more travellers are viewing the overland journey as a more attractive option when compared to the expense of flying, particularly when one takes into account the journey times between Arusha and Kilimanjaro Airport, and Nairobi’s main airport, Jomo Kenyatta, and Kenya’s capital – not to mention the two-hour check-in time too.

For further details on flights that are still serving Kilimanjaro Airport please look at Question 13 on the homepage, and visit our getting to Kilimanjaro page

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I am a little obsessed with Mount Kilimanjaro. Since writing the first edition of the Kilimanjaro guide in 2001 I have climbed the mountain more than 30 times and occasionally leads treks up the mountain myself. And when I'm not in Tanzania researaching for the next edition of the guide (the fifth edition was published in 2018), I can be found living near Hastings, England, updating this website (which was first published in 2006), writing about the national trails of England, answering Kili-related emails and putting on weight.Friends describe me as living proof that virtually anybody can climb Kilimanjaro.