NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Regional low-cost airline Jambojet has increased its flight frequency to its various coastal destinations ahead of the festive December season.
Nairobi – Mombasa flights will now be 49 flights from 38 per week.
“This translates to 7 frequencies daily, an additional 1,092 seats weekly,” said Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius.
Hondius said the increase in frequency not only addresses the high demand of domestic tourists traveling to Kenya’s favoured holiday destination in Mombasa, Malindi and Ukunda but to also offer flexibility and flight variety to customers.
“Most Kenyans are now taking the opportunity to tour major attractions in the country. After a long, busy and mostly cold year in the city, the sunny and soothing white beaches in Kenya’s coast are a favourite destination. We have to tailor our operations to offer more flexibility and meet the travel needs of our customers,” said Hondius.
Additionally, Jambojet will boost their daily flights to Malindi and Ukunda to meet the high season demand.
Ukunda will see an increase of frequency from 10 to 14 flights weekly translating to 642 additional seats while Malindi will move from 9 to 14 flights weekly creating 780 additional seats.
Domestic travel spending generated 60.8 per cent of direct travel and tourism contribution to the Gross Domestic Product in 2016 compared with 39.2 per cent for international tourism receipts, according to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).