Fire at Nairobi's JKIA, High Demand for Chartered Aircraft in Kenya

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Salama Fikira is well positioned in Nairobi to supply regional private aviation services.

"While all activity has stopped at JKIA, there are other airports in the region which are open for business and capable of support privately chartered jet aircraft" says Jonty van Zeller, Salama Fikira's aviation specialist

Following a fire this morning at Nairobi’s JKIA airport, the authorities have reported that the airport will be closed indefinitely with flights being cancelled or rerouted to neighbouring airports. Nairobi based company Salama Fikira have reported that already there is a high demand for aviation assets in the country. ‘While all activity has stopped at JKIA, there are other airports in the region which are open for business and capable of support privately chartered jet aircraft’ says Jonty van Zeller, Salama Fikira’s aviation specialist. ‘With the country being a regional, financial, and geographical hub, we are finding there are considerable numbers of high profile business personnel who need our assistance to ensure their safe and swift passage.’ While the situation at the airport is now under control, due to the cancelation of services it is expected that there will be continued demand for private chartered aircraft internationally and regionally in the short and medium term.

Aviation Department

At Salama Fikira, our Aviation specialists focus on less economically developed regions of Africa, enabling our clients to increase productivity and save time. The Projects Division manages Operator Agreements with vetted service and safety oriented providers, giving you peace of mind that the aviation solutions meet the highest possible industry safety standards. Each service offered is tailored to the client’s requirements; whether it is logistical assistance to move high-value cargo or bringing personnel into non-permissive environments, our aim is to assist our clients in maximising their reach.

  •     Air Charter (Fixed/Rotary)
  •     Cargo
  •     Support Services

About Salama Fikira

Salama Fikira is an authoritative risk management consultancy based in Nairobi, East Africa. Established in 2005 to provide international security services across Africa supporting multi-sector industries.

Salama Fikira operates in difficult and complex environments, offering support to corporations, governments and private clients. Comprehensive project planning, robust logistics and in-depth information support across the company are trademarks of quality of service provision and delivery.

The group is managed by professionals drawn from a range of government, private sector and military backgrounds. All senior managers live in Africa, often in complex political and social environments, and are well placed to lead on any African security matters our clients approach us with.

For more information, call: +254 20 269 3846

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