Jambojet, theregional low-cost carrier has made its inaugural flight to Kigali. The airline, which recently expanded its fleet with two brand new De Havilland Dash 8 – 400, will be flying once daily from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Kigali International Airport.
Jambojet managing director and chief executive officer, Allan Kilavuka, said the airline is taking advantage of the huge opportunity offered by the African market. “Today, we mark a major milestone in our regional expansion strategy. Our aim is to grow our footprint across the continent, while offering a unique product for these markets,” said Mr. Kilavuka, adding that the airline is expecting its low-cost model will enable more people to fly affordably, conveniently, and safely.
The airline is also eyeing South Sudan, Mogadishu, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros and Malawi. Currently, it flies to five local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination-Entebbe, Uganda – from its hub in Nairobi.
Since inception in 2014, Jambojet, which was, in July 2019, awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit certification (IOSA), has flown over three million passengers, 30 percent of whom are first time flyers. The airline was also among the 165 aircraft showcased at the just concluded 2019 Dubai Airshow. It’s the only Kenyan operator to ever be showcased at an international airshow.