Jambojet increases Mombasa, Ukunda flights as it gears towards regional expansion


Nairobi, KENYA: Budget airline Jambojet has increased frequencies on all its domestic routes in a move that will see 62 weekly flights ply the coastal route of Mombasa, Ukunda and Malindi.

The airline which is a subsidiary of Kenya Airways has increased its flights from Nairobi to Mombasa from 22 to 39 flights per week and four frequencies to its Ukunda route, increasing them to 14 a week.

The airline has also made it possible for passengers traveling to Kisumu from Nairobi to be served by 14 weekly flights, an increase of six.

However, the Malindi route has seen its weekly flights reduced from 13 to nine.

In a statement to newsrooms, Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius said that they have increased flight frequencies in order to give customers, more flexibility and options when planning their travel.

“We have increased the 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 to 6 flights a day to Mombasa. ” Said Hondius.

The airline will also be introducing a 7 am flight targeting businessmen who require a full day in Mombasa.

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

Jambojet, which has been operational since April 2014, has for a long time operated four aircraft; two Q400 planes and two Boeing 737s,

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

In May 2017, the airline which is said to be the youngest fleet globally was granted regulatory approval to fly to 16 routes including Kigali, Juba, Bujumbura, Hargeisa, Mogadishu, Entebbe, Addis Ababa, Mwanza,  Goma, Kisangani, Moroni, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro.

The latest expansion increases the number of Jambojet flights from JKIA  to 408 per month.

The budget airline flies between 45,000 and 50,000 passengers per month