Astral Aviation Ltd
  • April 25, 2024 8:00 am
  • Kenya

Astral Aviation is a licensed cargo airline that acquired its Air Operators Certificate (AoC) and Air Service License (ASL) from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in 2001, and subsequently designated as a cargo airline, by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kenya in November 2006.

Flying the blue skies of Africa for 23 years, Astral Aviation provides reliable and cost-effective airfreight solutions using a combination of schedule and charter flights within its Intra-African, Middle East, Asian and European Network.
Astral operates a fleet of F50 (7 tons), DC9F (15 tons), B727-200F (22 tons), B757F (30 Tons) and B767-200F (42 Tons) within

its Intra-African, Middle East, Asian and European network.

Within its intra-African network, which  comprises of 50 destinations, Astral operates a combination of scheduled and adhoc charters along with value-added leasing services. Its interline agreements with over 30 Interline Partners; along with preferential agreements with the leading global and local freight forwarders; and partnerships with over 25 global GSA’s, facilitate the consolidation of cargoes at the freighter-friendly Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Dubai, Johannesburg and Liege Airport.

Astral Aviation is a member of :-
   African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

   The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

   Kenya Association of Air Operators

   Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

   Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI)

   Neutral Air Partner (NAP)

   IATA ICH (Non-Airline Member)

  American Chamber of Commerce – Kenya


  Humanitarian Logistics Association

  British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK)

  International Stability Operations Association (ISOA)

Astral Aviation has been a recipient of International Award in Excellence in Air Cargo, African Carrier of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019 by Stat Times.



  • Air freight
  • Chartered operations
  • Courier & express services
  • Dangerous goods handling
  • Freight consolidation
  • General cargo
  • Large and oversize freight
  • Live animal transportation
  • Perishable cargo
  • Pharmaceutical and medical transport
  • Valuable cargo
  • VIP freight
  • Security
  • Cold Chain Transport
  • Contract Logistics
  • Active e-Freight participant