Seamless Approvals for Business Aircraft Overflight and Landings at Kenya Airports

Embark on a journey with our specialization in securing aviation permits and crucial clearances for Kenyan airports. We specialize in ensuring a trouble-free experience for your aircraft, encompassing overflight and landing permits. Count on our expertise for swift permit acquisition, even with short notice, simplifying your trip coordination. Make Just Aviation your reliable collaborator for a stress-free visit to Kenya airports.

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    Overflight Permits in Kenya’s International Operations

    When planning business aviation operations in Kenya, obtaining overflight permits is crucial. These permits are necessary for any flight type and are processed by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Kenya during their operating hours, Monday to Friday, 0500-1300 UTC. The official lead time for overflight permits is 72 business hours, but often they can be processed with just 24 hours’ notice, provided all required documentation is submitted.

    To secure an overflight permit, you’ll need to provide the CAA with essential information and documentation about your aircraft, including type, Maximum Takeoff Weight, airworthiness and registration certificates, worldwide insurance, pilot licenses, and a full schedule. Ensure your insurance policy contains operator information, tail number, and expiration date, and specify the flight type on your permit applications. Accurately describe the purpose of your flight, and be prepared to provide a local business contact if authorities request it. Include permit confirmations in Section 18 of your ICAO flight plan.

    Overflight permits for Kenya are typically valid for +72 hours, and route changes for landing permits or domestic leg additions/removals require revisions. Pay the associated permit and navigation fees, and refer to the Kenyan Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) for comprehensive information.

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    Landing Permits in Kenya’s International Operations

    Landing permits are essential for business aviation operations in Kenya, regardless of flight type. The process for obtaining landing permits in Kenya mirrors that of overflight permits. To secure a landing permit, apply through the designated website, submitting all necessary documentation. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Kenya processes landing permit requests from Monday to Friday, 0500-1300 UTC. The official lead time is 72 business hours, but often permits can be processed with a minimum of 24 hours’ notice if all required information and documentation are provided.

    Documentation requirements include aircraft details, worldwide insurance, pilot licenses, and a full schedule. Charter flights necessitate passenger and crew information and an air operator certificate. Specify the flight type on permit applications. Landing permits are generally valid for +72 hours, and revisions may be required for route changes or domestic leg additions/removals. Pay the permit and navigation fees, and consult the Kenyan Aeronautical Information Publication (AIP) for comprehensive information on landing permits.

    How to secure flight permits in Kenya?

    Streamline Your Kenya Airport Operations with Expert Flight Permit Assistance. Reach out to us at [email protected] for a hassle-free journey. Our dedicated team is here to provide comprehensive flight permit support, guaranteeing a smooth and effortless experience at Kenyan airports.


    To obtain a Kenya Overflight Permit Application, you need to provide the following details:

    • Flight Schedule
    • Entry/Exit Points with ATC Route
    • All Passenger Details (Only for Passenger Flights)
    • Consignee & Consigner Details (For Cargo Flights)
    • Aircraft Documents:
      • Air Operator Certificate (AOC) (Not required for private aircraft)
      • Certificate of Airworthiness (COA)
      • Certificate of Insurance (COI) (Must cover Kenya)
      • Certificate of Noise Compliance (CON)
      • Certificate of Registration (COR)

    Kenya has established specific rules, regulations, and procedures for granting permits to aircraft intending to land or enter its airspace. Regardless of the type of flight or operation, including private, general aviation, charter, scheduled, non-scheduled, passenger, cargo, or technical/traffic landings, Prior Permission is mandatory. This requires complete flight information and the submission of required aircraft documents.

    For Cargo Operation Flights in Kenya, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) requires specific documents, including crew licenses and medical certificates, an Air Waybill (AWB) for the cargo being transported, and a General Declaration (GENDEC) containing cargo details such as nature and quantity.

    The overflight permit number issued must be inserted in Item 18 of the submitted Flight Plan.

    The Kenya Overflight Permit is denoted as KCAA/ASL/201800277.

    The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) is responsible for regulating and overseeing civil aviation activities in Kenya.

    Yes, there is an official processing fee of “50 USD” imposed for the issuance of Kenya Overflight Permits.

    Kenya Overflight Permits are valid for a duration of +72 hours from their initially requested schedule.

    Currently, Kenya’s airspace is organized within one Flight Information Region (FIR).

    The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) directly issues air navigation bills to the company that submits the overflight permit requests.

    The working hours of the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority are from 0530Z to 1400Z.


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