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