Inside the private jet that flew President Kenyatta to Japan, Russia


Inside the private jet that flew President Kenyatta to Japan, Russia
The Airbus A318-112(cj) elite A6-CAS that flew President Uhuru Kenyatta to Japan and Russia. Images/Courtesy

In Summary

  • Details on flightradar24.com an online aircraft tracking website shows the Airbus A318-112(cj) elite A6-CAS touched down in Mombasa from Jaipur, India on Sunday at 5.33PM.
  • The private jet, according to CAS carries only 19 passengers and able to do a 9-hour nonstop journey.
  • President Kenyatta is expected back in the country on Saturday.

President Uhuru Kenyatta and his entourage to Tokyo, Japan and Sochi, Russia flew in style using a luxury private jet for the back-to-back official trips.

Details on flightradar24.com an online aircraft tracking website shows the Airbus A318-112(cj) elite A6-CAS hired from Dubai based Constellation Aviation Services (CAS), touched down in Mombasa from Jaipur, India on Sunday at 5.33PM.

This coinciding with the end of the Mashujaa Day luncheon hosted by President Kenyatta and First Lady Margaret Kenya at State House Mombasa.

It would then depart the coastal city same day at about 8.24PM for Almaty International Airport, Kazakhstan. This speculated to be a refueling stop before resuming its journey to Tokyo.

According to the Presidential Strategic Communications Unit, Mr. Kenyatta was in Tokyo for the Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito.

“Kenyatta was among the over 170 world leaders who witnessed the best of Japanese cultural heritage at the grand Enthronement Ceremony of Emperor Naruhito,” said PSCU.

From here, the private jet which according to CAS carries only 19 passengers and able to do a 9-hour nonstop journey flew back to Almaty once again.

It would then depart for Sochi, Russia where the Head of State is currently attending the first Russia-Africa Summit bringing together close to 47 heads of state from Africa.

Interestingly, the private jet has already departed Sochi for Jaipur, India as Kenyatta and his team attend the two-day conference which begun yesterday October, 23.

In its website, CAS promises its customers among others discretion, elegance and safety. This underpinned by their clarion call of offering bespoke travel solutions to them.

Established in 2011, CAS also has a Bombardier Global Express as part of its private jets fleet. This it describes as flying faster and farther and climbing quicker than any other business jet in its class.

Additionally it primes it with offers of spacious cabins providing maximum flexibility for VIP transport for its 14 passengers.

The Airbus A318-112(cj) elite on the other hand CAS say offers three spacious cabins with sliding partition doors for privacy. This in addition to VIP lounge, private office, luxurious VIP lavatory and High speed internet.

President Kenyatta is expected back in the country on Saturday.

Tracking of the plane’s flight path on Flightradar

Inside the Private Jet

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