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Jambojet increases flight frequencies in all routes

The airline has increased its flights from Nairobi to Mombasa from 22 to 39 flights per week, while the Kisumu route will now have 28 flights per week up from the previous 14 flights/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 8 – Budget airline Jambojet has increased flight frequencies across all its routes countrywide.

The airline has increased its flights from Nairobi to Mombasa from 22 to 39 flights per week, while the Kisumu route will now have 28 flights per week up from the previous 14 flights.

The budget airline will have 29 additional flights per week from the current 73 across its network six destinations, providing passengers added flexibility to manage their travel.

Eldoret and Kisumu will now have an afternoon flight on all weekdays while Ukunda will get four additional flights respectively. In total, the coastal route will be having 62 flights per week.

The latest expansion increases the number of Jambojet flights from JKIA to 408 per month. Only last month, the airline embarked on plans to begin operating regional flights to Entebbe, in Uganda.

Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius says the decision was pegged on demand in the routes.

“We have increased our frequency to not only address the demand for our service across the various routes but to also offer flexibility and flight variety to our customers. We will be offering up six flights a day to Mombasa and will be introducing a 7am flight for the businessman who requires a full day in Mombasa,” Hondius said.

The new development comes barely a week after Jambojet phased out the Boeing 737 which had been leased from Kenya Airways.

The airline will now operate its three newly acquired Dash 8 Q400 propeller powered aircrafts.

“The New Year always comes with fresh opportunities, and we’re delighted to be able to offer additional flight choices to our customers.

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We are pleased that more passengers are choosing to fly over other means of transport. The demand has been growing especially on the coastal routes, a clear indicator that Jambojet is contributing immensely to the growth of domestic tourism and the economy at large,” he said.

Jambojet is currently the main local airline operating on all local major routes countrywide.

Currently, Jambojet flies to Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu as well as to Eldoret, Malindi and Ukunda.

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