Astral Aviation is a licensed cargo airline that acquired its Air Operators Certificate (AoC) and Air Service License (ASL) from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority in 2001, and subsequently designated as a cargo airline, by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kenya in November 2006.

Flying the blue skies of Africa for 23 years, Astral Aviation provides reliable and cost-effective airfreight solutions using a combination of schedule and charter flights within its Intra-African, Middle East, Asian and European Network.

Astral operates a fleet of F50 (7 tons), DC9F (15 tons), B727-200F (22 tons), B757F (30 Tons) and B767-200F (42 Tons) within
its Intra-African, Middle East, Asian and European network.

Within its intra-African network, which  comprises of 50 destinations, Astral operates a combination of scheduled and adhoc charters along with value-added leasing services. Its interline agreements with over 30 Interline Partners; along with preferential agreements with the leading global and local freight forwarders; and partnerships with over 25 global GSA’s, facilitate the consolidation of cargoes at the freighter-friendly Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Dubai, Johannesburg and Liege Airport.


Astral Aviation is a member of :-
   African Airlines Association (AFRAA)

   The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

   Kenya Association of Air Operators

   Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA)

   Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KNCCI)

   IATA ICH (Non-Airline Member)

  American Chamber of Commerce – Kenya

  British Chamber of Commerce Kenya (BCCK)

Astral Aviation has been a recipient of International Award in Excellence in Air Cargo, African Carrier of the Year in 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017 & 2019 by Stat Times.


Astral seeks to serve Africa, a continent of immense opportunity in trade and investment, which remains so heavily dependent on the skies for the movement of cargoes within its boundaries.

To be the ultimate African freight solution with the objective of providing an efficient intra-African network with international connectivity, on cost-effective and reliable freighter aircrafts.

To be the leading cargo airline in Africa by offering cost-effective, reliable and efficient air freight solutions.