Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet, has increased its flight frequency to its various coastal destinations ahead of the festive December season. According to the Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius the increase in frequency is aimed at offering flexibility and flight variety to customers. The frequency will also address the high demand for domestic tourists traveling to Kenya’s destinations; Mombasa, Malindi, and Ukunda
The increase in flight frequency shoots up from 38 to 49 flights, which translates to 7 frequencies daily, an additional 1,092 seats weekly.
“Most Kenyans are now taking the opportunity to tour major attractions in the country. After a long, busy and mostly cold year in the city, the sunny and soothing white beaches in Kenya’s coast are a favourite destination. As the people’s airline we have to tailor our operations to offer more flexibility and meet the travel needs of our customers,” said Mr. Hondius.
Additionally, Jambojet will boost their daily flights to Malindi and Ukunda to meet the high season demand. Ukunda will see an increase of frequency from 10 to 14 flights weekly translating to 642 additional seats while Malindi will move from 9 to 14 flights weekly creating 780 additional seats.
Since 2014, there has been a significant increase in domestic travel and tourism, according to KNBS data, there were more Kenyans accommodated in hotel rooms than the total number of foreign tourists. Notably, domestic travel spending generated 60.8 percent of direct travel and tourism contribution to the Gross Domestic Product in 2016 compared with 39.2 percent for international tourism receipts, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).