Budget airline Jambojet has announced that it has increased flights between Nairobi and Goma, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

The increase of flights on the Goma route comes as the airline seeks to offer convenience to customers on the route, as it is the only direct connection between Nairobi and the Eastern DRC town.

To encourage bookings, Jambojet is offering a 50% discount on the second ticket for customers when booking. Since the inaugural flight to Goma in September 2021, the airline has experienced increased customer interest. The route is popular for business travel, students, medical and visiting relatives and friends. The airline increased flight frequency to four times weekly, operating on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday between the two destinations.

“The 4th frequency will offer convenience to our customers, allowing more flexibility to their travel. We have so far flown over twelve thousand passengers on the route, and the discount is our way of saying thank you to our customers.” Said Jambojet CEO Mr Karanja Ndegwa.

He added, “with increased flight frequencies, we hope to enhance business relations between Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo by offering convenient, fast, and affordable air service.”

Jambojet also have cargo operations across its network, with 76% of the cargo originating from Nairobi to Goma. Jambojet cargo products include mail, general cargo, pharmaceutical, fresh produce, live seafood, and repatriation. Jambojet flew over 1 million passengers in 2022, 37% more than 2021. The airline operates 8 routes from its primary hub in Nairobi to Mombasa, Kisumu, Malindi, Mombasa, Lamu, Eldoret, Diani, and Goma in DRC. They also operate direct flight to Kisumu, Eldoret and Lamu from their Mombasa secondary hub.