JamboJet has made an inaugural flight to Kigali International Airport officially becoming the first low cost carrier to fly the route. They will be flying once daily from their hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to Kigali International Airport, Kigali.
The airline recently expanded their fleet with two brand new De Havilland Dash 8 – 400 to cater for expansion and are currently looking to start flying to South Sudan, Mogadishu, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros and Malawi.
At the moment, the airline is flying to five local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination-Entebbe, Uganda – from its hub in Nairobi.
Since inception in 2014, Jambojet, has flown over 3 million passengers, 30 percent of whom are first time flyers. In July this year, they were awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit certification (IOSA).
Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka, had this to say, “Today we mark a major milestone in our regional expansion strategy. Our aim is to grow our footprint across the continent, while offering a unique product for these markets. We expect that our low-cost model will enable more people to fly affordably, conveniently, and safely.”