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Has Anybody Flown On Fly540 From East Africa?  
User currently offlinemetalinyoni From South Africa, joined Oct 2005, 267 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

Has anybody flown on this airline from East Africa?

There are no photos of any of its planes in the Database but it seems to be a growing player in the region with a fleet of 12 aircraft and good list of destinations. Seemingly they want to expand into Angola and west Africa.


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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4328 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1804 times:

I just flew them a few times last week.
Zanzibar-Mombasa-Nairobi on their CRJ
Nairobi-Kisumu-Eldoret-Nairobi on their DC-9-14 !
They are nice and friendly, I got a ride in the cockpit of the DC-9 when I told I especially booked that flight to fly on one.
Although they present themselves as low cost, they serve softdrinks and sometimes sandwiches / cookies on their flights.
They are cheaper then others on international routes, but domestically inside Kenya it's not all that different.
They have a but a hodgepodge fleet, one DHC-8, one F-28, one DC-9 (both from East African Safari Express who flies them to Somalia but they wetlease them to Fly540 on other moments), a few ATRs (but I didn't see them in Kenya), one F-27 for cargo etc. ATR sometimes had problems getting paid for their ATRs, so not sure if they are the next growth powerhouse. Also at the flight in the cockpit I noticed some typical problems like an argument about paying airport fees and an overbooking. Any other questions welcome. I'll try to do a Trip report in the weekend.

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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19233 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting metalinyoni (Thread starter):
Has anybody flown on this airline from East Africa?

I should hope so: they're in the business of transporting people.   

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User currently offlinespokemd From United States of America, joined May 2005, 97 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1605 times:

There's a trip report covering a flight on 540:

Africa 4: Fly 540 ZNZ-DAR. On Orange Zanzibar-Dar (by gabrielchew Feb 9 2012 in Trip Reports)

Wish I could take credit for it but I haven't been to Africa, yet.

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