(Left) Jambojet, acting managing director, Karanja Ndegwa, Kisumu County, first lady, Dorothy Nyong’o, Kisumu County executive committee member department of tourism, trade and enterprise development, Achie Alai cutting a cake with Jambojet staff during the official launch of the direct flights from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret at the Kisumu International Airport. [PHOTO - COURTESY]

Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has commenced direct flights from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret. The inaugural flight started with an introductory fare of Kshs. 8,900 – one way.

Speaking during the official launch at the Kisumu International Airport, Jambojet acting managing director, Karanja Ndegwa, noted that the direct flights between Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret will be vital   in connecting business people and holiday makers who wish to fly between the three destinations with ease and convenience.

He added that the direct flight will have a capacity of seventy three passengers out of Mombasa and a full capacity out of Kisumu and Eldoret routes. “The direct flights will be an integral part of boosting the economy and tourism sector in our county,” said Mrs. Dorothy Nyong’o, first lady, Kisumu County.The airline will operate the two routes every Friday and Sunday.

After putting in place a raft of safety and health measures, Jambojet restarted operations in mid July, 2020.  Currently, it is flying to all its local destinations namely:  Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret from its hub in Nairobi.   The airline has also partnered with various players in the travel industry in  launching  an ongoing campaign dubbed “Now Travel Ready” to encourage domestic travel as the country begins its Covid-19 recovery process. Customers can book their tickets through all existing distribution channels including the website, progressive web app, sales offices, call centre and travel agents.



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