Skyward Express (OW, Nairobi Wilson) has taken delivery of its first F70, according to ch-aviation research.

5Y-SKX (msn 11536) is currently in maintenance at Nairobi Wilson, after having arrived on September 23 from Woensdrecht (The Netherlands), via Luxembourg, Heraklion (Greece) and Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), according to ADS-B data. The 80-seater Fokker Aircraft was previously operated by Cyprus's TUS Airways (U8, Larnaca) as 5B-DDB and was/is owned by Jet Midwest, ch-aviation fleets data reveals.

The Kenyan carrier was not immediately available for comment.

Skyward Express owns a fleet of five other aircraft, including two F50s, one F100, one DHC-8-100, and one DHC-8-300, operating domestic flights from Nairobi Wilson to Eldoret, Kakamega, Lamu, Lodwar, Malindi, Mombasa, and Ukunda, the ch-aviation schedules module shows.

As reported, the F100, 5Y-SKE (msn 11416), is seconded to its virtual airline subsidiary, Premier Airlines (Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), which also charters another F70, 5Y-JWF (msn 11581), from Jetways Airlines (JWX, Nairobi Wilson).