Silverstone Air’s staff served with redundancy notices

KENYA CIVIL AVIATION LIFTS SUSPENSION OF SILVERSTONE DASH 8 OPERATIONS BUT AIRLINE SERVES REDUNDANCY NOTICES ANYWAY (Posted 20th November 2019) When news emerged in Nairobi yesterday that KCAA’s Director General Capt. Gilbert Kibe had lifted the suspension of Dash 8 operations for Silverstone Air, were comments received by ATCNews from regular readers and sources from […]

#BREAKING NEWS as Kenya Civil Aviation cracks down hard on Silverstone

SILVERSTONE FLEET GROUNDED ON AIRWORTHINESS CONCERNS (Posted 12th November 2019) The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has with immediate effect grounded the Dash 8 fleet of Silverstone Air to allow for added investigations to be carried out following two serious incidents the airline suffered over the past weeks. First did a Fokker 50 fail to take […]

Silverstone Air under investigation after second incident in October

SILVERSTONE AIRCRAFT LOSES WHEEL AND FORCED INTO EMERGENCY LANDING IN ELDORET (Posted 28th October 2019) (Pictures from social media sources) A second incident involving Silverstone Air in the space of just over two weeks has prompted the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to throw the book at the airline and institute a safety audit. This […]

Silverstone aircraft bound for Mombasa and Lamu crashes on take off

28 YEAR OLD FOKKER 50 AIRCRAFT CRASHES UPON TAKE OFF FROM NAIROBI’S WILSON AIRPORT (Posted 11th October 2019) (Picture by Charles Lee @CharlesLivuza on Twitter) An ageing Fokker 50, registered as 5Y-IZO, earlier this morning slid off the runway at Wilson Airport, Nairobi, while attempting to take off, ending up in the bush between the […]

Silverstone Air to launch flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Homa Bay

NEW DESTINATION TO SUPPORT TRADE AND TOURISM (Posted 15th August 2019) Following the acquisition of two Fokker 50 aircraft, recently reported on ATCNews’ social media platforms, has Silverstone now announced the launch of flights between Wilson Airport and the western Kenyan town of Homa Bay. The additional aircraft will further help to increase frequencies to […]

Silverstone adds Wajir route to network

#KENYA’S #WAJIR GETS NEW CONNECTION TO #NAIROBI’S WILSON AIRPORT (Posted 29th May 2019) Silverstone Air has announced the launch of flights from Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to the north eastern Kenyan town of Wajir. The daily flights will commence on the 24th of June, using a Dash 8-300 aircraft with a 50 seat all economy configuration […]

Silverstone Air set for Wilson – Eldoret flights

SILVERSTONE AIR PREPARES FOR LAUNCH OF ELDORET FLIGHTS (Posted 16th January 2019) Silverstone Air is preparing for the launch of flights between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Eldoret, effective late February. The airline plans to use a Dash 8 aircraft which seats up to 50 passengers in a single class economy configuration. The flights, once launched, […]

#Silverstone Air to launch Masai Mara scheduled flights

ANOTHER AIRLINE JOINS THE MASAI MARA ROUTE (Posted 28th June 2018) Silverstone Air, a sister company to Skyward Express, has announced that effective 10th of July they will launch scheduled daily flights between Wilson Airport and the Masai Mara airfields. The service is scheduled to leave Wilson at 11.00 hrs and after stopping at key […]

Silverstone eyes #Nairobi to #Mombasa flights

#SILVERSTONEAIR SET FOR ROUTE EXPANSION (Posted 06th June 2018) Silverstone Air has finalized plans to launch daily services between Wilson Airport and Mombasa with fares starting at 4.500 Kenya Shillings, one way, all taxes and fees included. The airline aims at a mid morning departure from Nairobi at 10.00 am and the return flight will […]

#SilverstoneAir ups frequencies on Kisumu and Mombasa routes

MORE FLIGHTS BETWEEN #NAIROBI AND #KISUMU AND #MOMBASA AND KISUMU (Posted 19th April 2018) Silverstone Air has announced that the double daily flights between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Kisumu will be upped by a further three, bringing weekly departures from presently 14 to 17 overall. The airline will also add one more flight between Kisumu […]

Silverstone set for nonstop flights between #Mombasa and #Kisumu

SILVERSTONE MAKES GOOD OF PROMISE TO CONNECT KISUMU WITH MOMBASA (Posted 21st February 2018) Silverstone will this Friday launch the first ever nonstop scheduled flight between Kenya’s Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa and Kenya’s lakeside port city of Kisumu. The service will according to information received operate initially twice a week, every Friday and […]

Silverstone Air adds #Lodwar to their domestic services

MORE SCHEDULED FLIGHTS FROM #NAIROBI’S #WILSONAIRPORT TO LODWAR (Posted 20th January 2018) After launching scheduled services between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport to Kisumu last October has Silverstone Air now announced the addition of Lodwar to their growing list of domestic destinations across Kenya. The airline previously flew from Wilson to Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda, using both […]

More flights – More choices as Silverstone launches Wilson Airport – Kisumu flights

#NAIROBI’S WILSON AIRPORT SET TO OUTGUN #JKIA FOR DOMESTIC CONNECTIONS (Posted 11th October 2017) Silverstone Air, a sister company to Skyward, yesterday (Tuesday 10th of October) launched flights between Nairobi’s Wilson Airport and Kisumu, Kenya’s lakeside city but also from Wilson Airport to Ukunda. The company’s Managing Director Mr. Somow – who is also the […]

#BreakingNews as Mogadishu crash leaves two pilots seriously injured

FOKKER 50 CARGO AIRCRAFT SUFFERS SERIOUS DAMAGE UPON FORCED RETURN TO MOGADISHU (Posted 19th September 2020) (Pictures via Goobjoog News. @Goobjoognews) A Kenyan registered Fokker 50 cargo aircraft, previously operated by Silverstone Air Services – suspended by the Kenya CAA in November last year – encountered technical problems after take off from Mogadishu and the […]

Light aircraft overturns on take off at Nyeri’s Nyaribo airstrip

AIRCRAFT ENDS UPSIDE DOWN OFF THE RUNWAY AS TRAINEE PILOT FAILS TO TAKE OFF (Posted 25th November 2019) It was scares only for the trainee pilot in a Cessna 152 aircraft, registered in Kenya as 5X-BZK, MSN 1528343 when his solo flight ended in a massive failure. His attempt to take off ended up on […]

UK government sneaks in biased travel advise as #WTMLondon2019 opens

UK BLASTED FOR BIASED ANTI KENYAN ATTITUDE (Posted 05th November 2019) The UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has done it again and sneaked in another piece of anti travel advice against Kenya, this time targeting Wilson Airport. Picking up this topic from local media reports equally reeking of bias and lack of topical competence has […]

New air service licenses no guarantee for flights

DESTINATION TRAFFIC RIGHTS DETERMINE FLIGHTS, NOT LOCAL ROUTE APPROVALS (Posted 04th December 2018) Reports from Nairobi suggest that following the latest meeting of the licensing committee for air services, local airlines Jet Airways and Silverstone had received approval from the Kenyan authorities to open routes to such destinations like Mwanza, Juba, Mogadishu, Kigali and Entebbe, […]

Go Places Digital Weekly Festive Season Bumper Edition

Go Places Digital Weekly – Much information ahead of the Festive Season Go Places Digital Weekly From the Editor Welcome to this year’s festive edition of the region’s ultimate bi-monthly Travel, Wine & Dine, Lifestyle and Events Guide that keeps you well-informed about all the latest happenings in Kenya, East Africa and around the… What’s […]

Updates for the 2017 edition of the East African Safari Classic Rally

RALLY FANS TAKE NOTICE – THE SAFARI CLASSIC IS JUST A FEW MONTHS AWAY (Posted 07th June 2017) In my early years in Kenya, when the ‘real Safari Rally‘ took place every Easter weekend, did the country turn into a magnet for rally enthusiasts and motor sport fans who flew in their hundreds to Nairobi […]