JamboJet will now travel across seven new countries in Africa adding to local destinations where the low-cost carrier operates. This owes to a three-year license granted by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority.
Currently, the carrier operates in three African destinations; Uganda’s Entebee, Malawi’s Blantyre and Burundi’s Bunjumbura. Locally, JamboJet flies to six destinations from its hub in Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Entebbe, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani).
Since its launch in April 2014, JamboJet has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first time flyers accounting for about 30% of its customers. Over the five years, the fleet has seen an aggressive fleet expansion comprising of 5 Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation, regional growth with the recently introduced flights to Entebbe and flown over 3million passengers.
With the low-cost flying services, JamboJet hopes to increase that number through the newly acquired destinations; Addis Ababa (Ethiopia), Dar-es-Salaam, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro, Mwanza (Tanzania), Kigali (Rwanda), Jubba, Hargeisa, Mogadishu (Somalia), Goma, Kisangani (Democratic Republic of Congo), Moroni (Union of the Comoros) and Lilongwe and Blantyre (Malawi) from the hub at JKIA.
“This is an application we make to KCAA every year on the routes we intend to operate as we look to continue increasing our presence in the African region. Once we receive the required rights to each of this destination and are ready to begin operations. We are thankful for the confidence KCAA has shown in Jambojet,” said Jambojet CEO, Mr. Allan Kilavuka.
“We have an ongoing expansion programme and we will announce when we are ready to fly to the various destinations,” Mr. Kilavuka said.