Jambojet to introduce direct flights from Nairobi to Lamu.

Jambojet to introduce direct flights from Nairobi to Lamu.

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Jambojet has announced  it will resume flights to Lamu on Friday this week

This is after the airline rescinded its earlier decision to suspend flights to Lamu.

Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius also revealed that the airline was making changes to introduce circular flights that would ensure non-stop flights between Nairobi and Lamu.

“Furthermore, we are making changes to our schedules to introduce circular flights that will ensure non-stop flights for passengers between Nairobi and Lamu. This enables passengers for both Lamu and Malindi to fly non-stop on the routes,” he added.

The flights resumption to Lamu follows announcement by the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) that repair works on the Manda Airstrip runway had been completed allowing the airline to use the full runway.

Willem Hondius said the refurbished runway will allow Jambojet to carry full capacity, thus bringing more passengers to Lamu.

“We are glad the Ministry of Transport in conjunction with the regulator have made it possible for us to fly back to the heritage-rich island starting January 15, 2016.” Willem said.

The move by Jambojet to introduce the circular flights is expected to boost the tourism sector considering that Lamu is an important attraction forming part of the coastal tourism circuit.