Regional low costcarrier, Jambojet has flown 2.5millionpassengers in only four years of operations,a mark of growth as it continues to connect the region.
As part of celebrating the milestone, the airline will have a 72-hour special fare of Kes 3,000 one-way for 7,000 seats to all its Kenyan destinations.
“This is a major milestone for us, being one of the youngest carriers on the continent to hit such a breakthrough is great. Our aim is to keep fares affordable making it a reality being part of the dream for many to fly”, Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius said.
“The airline reached its 1 million passengers milestone in February 2016 and in a little more than two years, the number of passengers flown has grown to 2.5 million,”he said.
The offer, will see customers pay as little as Kes 3,000, one-way, to all local destinations which is close to a 35 percent discount on its lowest fare which is usually KES 4,500.
The 72-hour promotion will start onTuesday 28thAugust until Thursday 30th August, or when all 7,000 seats are sold out. Travel dates for the promotion are restricted to between10th September and 14th October, 2018 and are available for tickets on the Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi and Ukunda routes.
This is the second promotion the airline has run this year. The first being in Aprilthis year, where over 10,000 tickets were sold.
Jambojet started its operations in April 2014, with only four destinations and has grown to seven, including Entebbe, Uganda, which is the carrier’s first international destination. Its fleet consisting of five (5)Bombadier Dash-8 Q400 is arguably the youngest fleet in the region.
The low cost, no frills airline operates a total of 424 monthly flights from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, of which 248 flights are for the coastal destinations of Mombasa, Ukunda and Malindi.
Jambojet increases flight frequencies to Kisumu City.
16th August, 2018
…24 weekly flights to Kisumu to be operated by a 78 seater, Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
Regional low cost carrier Jambojet has increased its flight frequency between Nairobi and Kisumu from 20 to 24 flights per week, making the route the second busiest after Mombasa.
The additional flights set to commence on 3rd September will see an increase in Jambojet flights on Monday, Friday and Saturday from the current 3 flights to 4 flights on each of those days. The airline will also be introducing an early morning flight on Sunday to meet the weekend demand.
Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius says the decision was pegged on increased demand on the route.
“Since inception, we have experienced immense growth in Kisumu due to our very affordable fares and thus it is time we give our customers more flexibility and convenience for travel,” Hondius said.
“Kisumu which was the airline’s second destination after Mombasa is mostly frequented by businessmen from the larger western region as well as corporate travelers whose regional offices are domiciled in Kisumu, Kakamega, Mumias, Kisii and Bungoma,” he further explained.
The larger western region has seen tremendous growth within the tourism sector over the last three to five years. The expansive Western tourism circuit is ranked highly as a one of the country’s leading hospitality destinations, with notable new hotels, accommodation and conference facilities coming up spurred on by devolution.
Kisumu leads the fray with the establishment of high-end hotels in the lakeside city including Acacia premier, Pinecone, Le Savannah, Royal City, Imperial, The Vic, Sovereign, Jumuia, Parkview Safari, Grand Swiz and Kisumu Hotel.
The region has demonstrated its ability to host major conferences and seminars including the recently concluded Devolution Conference that was held in Kakamega town with 6,000 delegates in attendance.
The airline which operates, arguably, one of the youngest fleets on the continent consisting of four Dash 8 Q400 propeller powered aircrafts, is currently the main airline flying to all major local routes.
Locally, Jambojet flies to Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi and Ukunda and has introduced its first regional route with two daily flights to Entebbe.
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