Jambojet has commenced operations to North Kivu Province Capital, Goma in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, becoming the first low-cost carrier to fly the route, and also the only direct flight between Nairobi and the Eastern DRC city.
The airline will be flying two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to Goma International Airport. This is set to increase to 4 times weekly, as demand grows.
During the inaugural flight ceremony at Goma International Airport, Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Karanja Ndegwa, said flying to Goma is one step towards growing Jambojet’s footprint in Africa.
“We are excited about the growth prospects in the region. We have an ambitious plan to grow our network, and we are proud to be the first low-cost airline to venture into this route,” said Mr. Karanja.
Jambojet currently flies to 6 destinations including Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu and Malindi from its primary hub in Nairobi. The airline also operates a direct flight from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret and has plans to start operations to the Coastal Island of Lamu on 15th September, 2021.
Jambojet Board of Directors Chairman, Vincent Rague noted that there is opportunity for growth in the African market, and Jambojet will be at the center of this growth
“Our ethos has always been offering affordable, convenient and reliable service to customers, and that in turn contributes to economic growth, job creation and boosts social inclusion,” said Mr. Rague
In a bid to diversify its product offering and complement its scheduled operations, Jambojet launched Charter services in October 2020 which allows one to charter a Jambojet aircraft to various destinations.
Since inception in 2014, Jambojet, which is IOSA certified (IATA Operational Safety Audit registration), has achieved undeniable business growth with a fleet of 6 brand new De Havilland Dash 8-400 and flown over 4 million passengers across all its destinations.
Nairobi – Goma @ USD397 return
Depart Nairobi at 11.40am and arrive at 12.40pm starting from USD 190 one way
Depart Goma at 13.40pm and arrive at 16.40pm starting from USD 207 one way
About Jambojet Limited
Jambojet is a regional low-cost airline that flies to seven destinations from its hub in Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi, Ukunda (Diani) and Lamu (From 15th September, 2021). The airline also operates 3 routes from its secondary hub in Mombasa to Kisumu, Eldoret and Lamu (From 15th September 2021)
The no-frills airline launched in April 2014 became the only low-cost carrier in Kenya to be awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA registration) in July 2019. IOSA is an internationally recognised and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the safety, operational management, and control systems of an airline.
In August 2018, Jambojet was ranked top airline in Africa with the youngest fleet by global aviation intelligence provider, ch-aviation. The airline is also the 2018 and 2019 winner of the De Havilland Canada Reliability Award for outstanding performance in dispatch reliability on the Dash 8-400 series in Africa and Middle East. Since its inception, Jambojet has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first-time flyers accounting for about 30% of its customers.
In the seven years of operation, the airline has achieved undeniable business growth; with a fleet comprising of 6 brand new De Havilland Dash 8-400 and flown over 4 million passengers. This number is set to grow as more travelers appreciate the benefits of low-cost flying, and as the airline expands its network in the region.
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