Astral Aviation offers ad-hoc charters to over 50 destinations in the intra-Africa network on its own fleet as well as on the fleets of its network and interline partners. With experience of over twenty years in Africa, Astral can arrange cargo and passenger charters at relatively short notice with reliable and cost-effective aircrafts.
In June 2013, Astral commenced a new oil and gas product from Nairobi – Pemba (Mozambique) which is currently served once a week via Dar-es-salaam with an optional stop in Mtwara (Mozambique) with a total capacity of 15 tons.
In June 2017, Astral commence a schedule F27 service from Nairobi – Lokichar (Turkana Province / Kenya) which will service the requirements of the oil exploration companies in the Turkana and surrounding regions in Northern Kenya.
Astral is the most reliable and efficient freighter operator for emergency relief charters and humanitarian operations to any region in Africa. We provide an air-bridge service in times of emergencies, which enables the transportation by air of cargoes inbound to Africa from any worldwide destination.
We have participated in various emergency relief operations in Africa most notably the Niamey Famine, the Darfur Crisis, the Southern Sudan Relief Operations, the Mozambique & Madagascar Floods, the Eastern D. R. Congo Crisis, the Goma Volcano Eruption, and the Humanitarian Crises in Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea.
In 2015, Astral performed in excess of 250 charters for emergency food aid from Juba to Malakal and Palouch using a fleet of B727-200 Freighter
In 2016/7, Astral performed in excess of 100 charters for various aid agencies from Nairobi, Djibouti, Aqaba to Sanaa and Aden, Yemen.