JamboJet celebrated its 5th anniversary since taking to the skies with an announcement that it has managed to fly over 3 Million passengers to its various destinations. Currently they are flying over 700,000 passengers a year.
The low cost carrier has seen impressive growth over the years with their low cost models which necessitated a fleet expansion that saw the airline acquire 5 Bombardier Q-400 NextGen series aircraft. Their on-time performance has also greatly improved and currently it stands at 86% which is good given that the highest punctuality score globally this year was by Latin American Copa Airlines which has an OTP of 89.79%. This explains why we no longer see their clients complaining on social media.
JamboJet CEO Allan Kilavuka shared that as part of their 5th year celebration, they launched a Ksh. 50 ticket sale campaign. Some believed that it was an April fools day prank but 140 lucky people got to buy the tickets. Their website also got quite a bit of traffic with 94% new users visiting their site on that day.
Last year, JamboJet launched the Entebbe route making it their first regional footprint. With the open skies agreement and regional integration, the airline plans to expand to other markets in the region.
Mr Kilavuka had this to say, “We are in talks with various governments in the African market as we look to expand our operations to markets such as Bujumbura, Juba, Kigali, Zanzibar, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro. We believe once we have further liberalisation of the skies, we will be able to expand our operations even further.”
Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Chris Obure had this to say, “We are proud of the achievements Jambojet has had in its five years of operation. The airline has been particularly instrumental in shaping the low cost model which has allowed many Kenyans to fly.”