Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has started selling flight tickets to Kigali and Mogadishu in anticipation for the maiden flights in November. The airline seeks to enable more passengers to fly affordably and reliably from its hub in Nairobi to the two destinations. The entry into the Kigali route makes Jambojet the only low -cost airline to operate the route from Nairobi.
“Our entry into the two markets is part of our regional expansion programme and brings to three the total number of routes we operate in the continent with the exception of those we fly to on behalf of Kenya Airways,” said Allan Kilavuka, chief executive officer, Jambojet. Customers can book through all existing distribution channels including the company’s website, sales offices, call centre and travel agents. The airline will fly once daily to the two destinations. The one hour Nairobi- Kigali route will begin towards the end of November. Jambojet currently flies to five local destinations namely: Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination-Entebbe, Uganda – from its hub in Nairobi.Recently, the airline acquired a brand new De Havilland Dash 8 -Q400 aircraft, a first of four aircrafts that are expected this year, to boost its capacity as it looks to soar into more regional destinations. Since inception in 2014, Jambojet, which was recently awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit certification (IOSA), has flown over 3 million passengers