MOMBASA AIR SAFARI
WHO WE ARE
MAS was formed in 1974. We operate under Air Operator Certificate No 16 issued by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority. KCAA exercises oversight with an annual audit. Our pilots are instrument rated and undergo annual refresher training. Our aircraft are inspected by highly trained engineers to ensure our passengers enjoy consistently smooth and safe flights.
MAS is one of Kenya’s oldest established airlines. We have a long history of operating small and medium size turbo-prop aircraft throughout East Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Our directors have served on the Moi Airport Airline Operator’s Committee‚ the Kenya Coast Tourist Association‚ the Kenya Tourism Federation and the Kenya Tourist Board.
MAS management comprises a Managing Director‚ Head of Operations‚ Commercial Manager‚ Accountable Manager‚ Chief Pilot‚ Head of Safety‚ Head of Quality and Head of Base Maintenance. All work full time in commercial aviation with a widespread experience.
MAS is a member of the Kenya Association of Air Operators and the Kenya Association of Tour Operators.
WHERE WE ARE
Our main base is Moi International Airport‚ Mombasa‚ and our coastal flights depart from Mombasa‚ Malindi and Diani Beach. Flights from Mombasa depart from the General Aviation Terminal‚ far from the noisy big jets‚ and our aircrafts are parked conveniently nearby.
Our Nairobi passenger lounge is situated at Wilson Airport Business Park‚ Block Charlie. After check-in‚ you will be driven to the Wilson Departure Lounge. All our offices are open during normal business hours. The Kenya Airports Authority provide all the required security checks.
MAS Cessna Caravans are chosen for their ability to safely land and take-off from short bush runways. This requires a short take-off and landing design. In addition our planes have comfortable passenger interiors and modern navigation equipment.
The Cessna Caravan is the workhorse of general aviation and flies everywhere in the world. Modern PT6 turboprop engines provide rugged reliable power. Large windows provide excellent scenic viewing for 13 passengers. The Cessna Caravan does not carry a cabin attendant.
WHERE WE FLY
MAS flies scheduled routes to the Masai Mara‚ Amboseli‚ Tsavo East and Tsavo West. In addition‚ MAS provides charter flights from Mombasa‚ Diani Beach‚ Malindi and Nairobi to and from anywhere in East Africa. If your travel needs cannot be matched by our scheduled services contact us for a charter.
Fleet maintenance is carried out by a KCCA approved maintenance organization‚ Benair Engineering‚ approval K/AMO/L/026‚ based at Moi International Airport. The Approval is for Base and Line Maintenance and MAS has oversight via our Head of Maintenance. All licensed engineers have appropriate aircraft training and extensive experience to ensure fleet airworthiness is continuously maintained with high levels of aircraft dispatch reliability.
Passenger insurance is provided by expert international brokers. The Third-Party & Passenger liability limit per incident for the Cessna Caravan is ten (10) million dollars. Please contact us if you have a specific insurance related query.
Mombasa Air Safari supports the Friends of Tsavo and has assisted travel for surgeons and medical aid to MEAK. We donate tickets as raffle or auction prizes at charity fund raising events and support schoolchildren at the Kedong Primary School.
Mohammed Harunany has more then 25 years experience steering airlines at the coast. A proffesional accountant he keeps a keen eye on all management issues. Mohamed served for 8 years as treasurer to Kenya Coast Tourism Association the coast tourism umbrella body.
Christine Cronchey has worked for over 30 years as an aviation manager at various locations around Kenya. Christine was national secretary of Skal Kenya a global tourism organization for tourism executives for a period of 9 years. She is at the heart of many daily decisions and despite the workload her office is a centre of calm. If you visit she will offer you a cup of tea.
Geoffrey Benaglia holds an A and a C Licence on many commercial aircraft and has a wealth of experience caring for aircraft all over East Africa. He set MAS maintenance procedures and standards and provides routine oversight and audits to ensure AMO compliance.
Chief Information Officer.
Tom Omondi has worked all his life with airline systems. His work space is neat and tidy and he always has a ready answer. He drinks tea all day and will offer you one if you visit.
Senior Reservations Officer.
Tom Okeyo heads a busy office team of seven that handle all ticketing bookings and technical aircraft dispatch requirements.