Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has announced plans to begin operations to North Kivu capital, Goma, in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and to the Coastal Island of Lamu as part of its expansion programme. The inaugural flight to Goma will be on September, starting with two frequencies weekly. This is set to grow to four frequencies weekly, flying on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
The airline will fly to Lamu four times weekly, starting on September as well. Customers will be able to book Nairobi to Lamu and Mombasa to Lamu as well as Lamu to Mombasa and Lamu to Nairobi. “Three years ago, we embarked on an expansion plan that would see us expand our network across the region as well as grow our fleet. We had to put on hold some of the plans due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We are excited to launch these two new routes, and look forward to what is to come,” said Vincent Rague, chairman, Jambojet board of directors. The airline is taking advantage of the huge opportunity the African market has to offer as well as the rising demand for air connectivity in the region.
“There is a growing demand for air transport across the continent, with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projecting that Africa will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next twenty years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost five per cent. We, as Jambojet, are keen to be part of this growth,” he added.
Jambojet currently flies to six destinations including: Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu and Malindi from its primary hub in Nairobi. The airline also operates a direct flight from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret. In a bid to diversify its product offering, Jambojet launched Charter services in October 2020.