Direct Flights From Nairobi to Zanzibar
14 Jul

Zanzibar - Safarilink Launches Direct Flights From Nairobi to Zanzibar Island


Kenya's local airline Safarilink has launched direct flights linking Nairobi City's Wilson Airport to Tanzania's Zanzibar Island. The service that began on 01st July will operate 4-times a week on Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; there are plans afoot for daily flights by end of the year. The flights will depart from Nairobi's Wilson Airport at 14H00 - to allow passengers to connect from Masai Mara and Laikipia - and arrive at Zanzibar Airport at 15H45. The early evening return flight from Zanzibar will depart the Island at 16H15 to arrive at Wilson Airport at 18H00 - to enable connections to international flights flying out of Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta Airport (there is only a 30 minutes transfer time between the two Nairobi airports in normal traffic).
Safarilink will use its recently-acquired 52-seater Dash 8-315 aircraft on the new route.
Simon Koech, Director was on the inaugural flight and spent some quality time in Zanzibar on hotel inspections