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Brent aims to expand VVIP operations

Posted 1 March 2019 · Add Comment

Brent Aviation, a VIP charter operator based at Nairobi’s Wilson Airport, is expanding its local VVIP services, writes Jon Lake.

In the last nine months, the company is proud to have handled 13 VVIPS and the number is set to rise, according to chief operating officer, Captain Raphael Sebastian, who calls the market outlook “promising”.
Brent Aviation is set to launch a range of new local services for its east African clientele, aiming to provide something for those “who probably need a weekend away from the hustle and bustle of the city and want to explore the country”.
The company is offering to fly four passengers to the coast on a Gulfstream business private jet at a cost of Sh1.36 million ($13,280) for the round trip, with two nights in a five-star hotel (inclusive of dinner and breakfast) and limousine transfers to and from the passengers’ home and the hotel.
The charter operator, established six years ago, is also considering introducing helicopter services to beat the traffic jams frequently experienced on Kenyan roads.
It currently provides a full array of charter services with fully customised itineraries, and also handles airport clearances for its clients.
“We not only handle people’s flight logistics but we also take care of accommodation and transport to and from the airport and we can also provide a professional personal assistant to those on business trips,” Sebastian said. “Our aircraft and crew are dedicated to serving client needs and will have them on their way, on time and in style.”
Brent Aviation currently has three aircraft, including a Beechcraft
King Air 90 (5Y-CEF), which carries five passengers, a Gulfstream G280 business jet carrying nine passengers, and a Boeing 737-400F freighter.
It does not confine its local flights to the Kenyan coast, but also covers all other destinations across the country.
“Kenya is a beautiful country with beautiful scenery that is worth exploring in the utmost comfort,” Sebastian insisted.
One challenge faced by Kenyan operators is the fluctuating price of fuel, which sometimes makes it hard to maintain competitive pricing.
 

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