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 the year 2001.
Astral Aviation was subsequently designated by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kenya in November 2006.
Astral Aviation is located at the Cargo Village at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and the main objects of the company are the provision of reliable and cost-effective airfreight solutions which are marketed under the concept of "African Freight Solutions".
Astral operates a fleet of DC9 Freighter and Cessna Caravan aircrafts out of its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport and which is located in Nairobi, Kenya. Astral also operates additional aircrafts notably the Fokker 27, HS 748, B727 and DC8 Freighters.
Within its intra-African network, which encompasses 50 destinations, Astral operates a combination of scheduled and adhoc charters along with value-added leasing services. Its interline agreements with over 20 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 and trans-shipment of in-bound cargoes at the freighter-friendly Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Astral Aviation is a member of the Kenya Association of Air Operators, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce & Industry and The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA). In addition, Astral is a non-airline member of IATA Clearing House (ICH) and Multi Lateral Interline Traffic Agreement (MITA).