Jambojet says it has begun operations to Goma in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, and to the Coastal Island of Lamu as part of its expansion program.
Jambojet states that it is starting with 2 frequencies weekly to Goma, which will grow to 4 frequencies weekly.
The airline will fly to Lamu 4 times weekly and customers will be able to book Nairobi to Lamu and Mombasa to Lamu as well as Lamu to Mombasa and Lamu to Nairobi.
Vincent Rague, Chairman, Jambojet Board of Directors, states: “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.”
The airline reveals that it is taking advantage of the huge opportunity the African market has to offer, and 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
projecting that Africa will become one of the fastest growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5%. We, as Jambojet, are keen to be part of this growth,” Mr Rague adds.
Jambojet currently flies to 6 destinations including Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu and Malindi from its primary hub in Nairobi. The airline also operates direct flights from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret. In a bid to diversify its product offering, Jambojet launched Charter services in October 2020.