Astral Aviation

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Astral Aviation
Astral Aviation logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
Founded 2000
Hubs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
Fleet size 2 (+3 on order)
Headquarters Nairobi, Kenya
Key people Sanjeev S. Gadhia (Commercial Director)

Astral Aviation is a cargo airline based in Nairobi, Kenya. It was established in November 2000 and started operations in January 2001. It operates scheduled and non-scheduled/ad hoc cargo charters to regional destinations in Africa and to Liege in Belgium. Its main base is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.[1]


At June 2011, Astral Cargo showed the following scheduled destinations in their online timetable.

 South Sudan


The Astral Aviation fleet consists of the following aircraft (as of March 2015):[2][3]

Astral Aviation Fleet
Aircraft In fleet Orders Notes
Boeing 727-200F 1 leased from AeroSpace Consortium
Boeing 737-400F 2[4]
Boeing 747-400F 1 leased from Atlas Air
Fokker 27-500F 1 leased from AeroSpace Consortium
McDonnell Douglas DC-9-34F 2 To be replaced by McDonnell Douglas MD-83
1 leased from Aircraft Traders Belgium
McDonnell Douglas MD-83F 3 Replace McDonnell Douglas DC-9
Total 5 5


  1. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 27 March 2007. p. 79. 
  2. ^ Amateur fleet list
  3. ^ "Astral Aviation fleet". Astral Aviation. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 
  4. ^ "Kenya's Astral Aviation due for two B737 freighters next month". 10 March 2015. Retrieved 10 March 2015. 

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