ALS Kenya gets IATA’s SMS certification, announced interest in more domestic routes


Kenyas Aircraft Leasing Services, based at Wilson Airport in the same building as SafariLink has reportedly placed an order for at least 2 50 seater Embraer aircraft, aimed to add to their existing domestic scheduled flights later this year.
A media statement speaks of such destinations as Malindi but also Kitale and Garissa, the latter two apparently showing demand but not enough supply of seats other than full charters.
The announcement was made when ALS received certification from IATA for their Safety Management Systems, thought to be of significance as ALS is Kenyas largest aircraft leasing company and their operations and safety measures play a crucial role in decisions other airlines make to acquire aircraft from them. Already a year ago did ALS, Kenyas second IATA member after Kenya Airways by the way, receive their IOSA certification, short for the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit, todays hallmark for airlines around the world for safe operational standards.
ALS operates a fleet of Embraer 135LR, Bombardier Dash 8, Beechcraft 1900, Beechcraft Super KingAir, Cessna Caravan and 310 and Eurocopter aircraft, most of which are on medium to long term leases to airlines in the region, including to RwandAir which operates a Dash 8 on a wetlease.
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