Budget airline Jambojet has announced that it will increase the number of flights to the Coastal region during the month of August. The airline currently operates to the Kenyan Coastal towns of Mombasa, Ukunda (Diani)) and Malindi.
The airline will operate 48 weekly flights to Mombasa up from the current 40. Ukunda and Malindi will have three additional weekly flights moving the frequency to twice daily.
Jambojet CEO, Mr. Allan Kilavuka said, “August is a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers are flying to our various coastal destinations. We are responding to our customers’ demands for these additional frequencies in line with our core promise of providing convenience, safety and reliability in our operations. The increased number of flights will offer our customers even more flexibility and flight variety to travel to these destinations”.
The additional flights will see the airline offer an extra 23% seat capacity to the Coastal destinations. Kisumu, Eldoret and Entebbe will retain at 21, 20 and 10 weekly flights respectively.
Jambojet is a regional budget airline that is owned by the Kenyan national carrier Kenya Airways. It was launched in 2014 and it currently flies to six destinations from its hub in Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. These are Entebbe, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani). 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. It was recently received the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certification. In May 2019, it received a three year license from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to operate in seven new African countries.