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Silverstone Air


28 reviews
Headquarters: Aerlink House, Wilson Airport, Nairobi 100 Kenya 011 254 796 460861 Website
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 10, 2018

Very short flight, still given a soft drink and some biscuits. Can't complain about comfort due to short time, all flights ran on time, baggage all arrived in one piece. Airline had a good competitive price. Not a fan of Wilson airport however.

Domestic Economy Nairobi - Ukunda
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
4 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2018

​T​h​is was my second time flying with Silverstone and the experience was even better. The​​ ​convenience​ of boarding ​from Wilson Airport cannot be over emphasized! And the lounge area was comfortable and with lots of space to run around for the little one. Grea​t​ Customer service from Brian on our way back from Diani!

Domestic Economy Nairobi - Ukunda
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Thank Stephen G
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed October 1, 2018

The ground staff and the flight attendants are very friendly and polite. Our flight to Ukunda was delayed with more than an hour, and our flight from Ukunda to Nairobi was delayed with 30 mins. No announcement or apology was offered. The flight to Ukunda had a stuffy smell.

Domestic Economy Nairobi - Ukunda
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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 17, 2018

The flight cost is good for the pocket. It was on time and the flight was a good one. The flight leaves from Wilson which can get very busy in the morning! but it was managed well

Domestic Economy Nairobi - Kisumu
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San Diego, California
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Short local flight and I was very pleased with the prompt and punctual no no frills service. However, the cabin service had run out of bottled water even though the flight was just half full!

Domestic Economy Ukunda - Nairobi
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Diani Beach, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
285 reviews
59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2018

I have used this airline many times and it is both economical and convenient however, on this trip treturning to Nairobi from Kisumu it was not satisafcitory. The flight was supposed to take-off at 17:10 and was followed by another flight at 17:30. The two aircraft did not arrive in Kisumu until about 17:30. No announcemant or apology was offered...

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Domestic Economy Kisumu - Nairobi

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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

I was travelling with two children (a 2.5year old and a 7 week old infant). I got my 2.5year old her seat but they don't have special treatment for people travelling with kids. You queue like the rest and because they don't have reserved seats. Its a scramble for seats. A kind lady offered me her seat so that I...

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Domestic Economy Kisumu - Nairobi

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Abbotsford, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
47 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2018

Siverstone flies out of Nairobi's Wilson Airport which can be confusing, but our taxi driver knew where to take us for checkin. The process went very smoothly. They transferred us to the departure building where we went through security. The flight was good, and landing at Ukunda, just 15 minutes from our lodging, was ideal. The price was by far...

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Domestic Economy Nairobi - Ukunda

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Nairobi, Kenya
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
62 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Silverstone has a medium plane . Two folker engine. It's a comfortable flight. The best part is convenience of boarding from Wilson. This saves hours of security checks n traffic with JKIA. Would recommend this flight.

Domestic Economy Nairobi - Kisumu
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
18 helpful votes
Reviewed June 5, 2018

This round trip flight from Nairobi to Lamu was my first experience with Silverstone Air (also first time out of Nairobi's Wilson airport). I had a very good experience overall: check in was smooth, staff were helpful, and the longer leg (Nairobi to Malindi) included a quick beverage service. The pre-boarding waiting area at Wilson was small with very limited...

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Domestic Economy Nairobi - Lamu Island

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“Flights can be delayed”
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“Passengers need to be aware that flughts can be late without any coomunication from Silverstone”
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“Seats are not pre-assigned, so you get to sit where you wish once you board.”
TravelGirl322, Jun 5, 2018 | Read review
“Always book prior”
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“This is an example of how competition serves the market better. A good airline with competative prices.”
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About Silverstone Air
Silverstone Air (K5) is a domestic airline in Kenya that began operations in September 2017. Wilson Airport in Nairobi is airline’s headquarters and main operations base. Flights are operated to Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi, and Ukunda. Silverstone Air’s fleet includes the de Haviland Dash 8-100 and the Fokker 50.
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