African Express Airways is a Somali-owned Kenyan airline with its base at Nairobi Jomo-Kenyatta Airport. They primarily serve destinations in Somalia and Somaliland from Kenya. Their current fleet consists of MD-82, DC-9-30 and CRJ-200LR. The 2 DC-9s in the fleet are 40 and 54 years old. Here are a couple of videos on YouTube about flying on African Express DC-9 and MD-82. These are probably some of the last remaining DC-9s on scheduled passenger airline service.
HJG hosts African Express Airways DC-9-32 repaints. I joined it to a JT8D-7 panel to depict 5Y-AXF, a 54 year old -32 originally delivered to Iberia.
I performed the flight XU522/AXK522, callsign Express Jet 522 from Nairobi to Mogadishu, Somalia.
Shark-infested Indian Ocean waters
It is a testament of the build quality of Douglas Commercial aircraft and the American aircraft industry that these aircraft are still earning their keep after 50 years. Not to mention, lax national policies. Appreciate HJG for repainting an obscure airline for us to fly.
Last Edit: Oct 19, 2021 0:19:25 GMT by joscyriacv2: Typo