JamboJet acquires license to fly to 7 new African countries

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The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority has granted Jambojet a three year license to operate in seven new African countries. Currently, the airline flies to three African destinations namely Entebbe, (Uganda), Blantyre (Malawi) and Bujumbura (Burundi).

The seven new destinations include 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.

Jambojet CEO, Mr. Allan Kilavuka, had this to say, “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. We will commence flights to these countries 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.”

Jambojet which was launched in April 2014, has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first time flyers accounting for about 30% of its customers. In the five years of operation, the no-frills airline has achieved growth; with 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 3 million passengers. This number is set to grow as more travelers appreciate the benefits of low cost flying.

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