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Jambojet to increase frequencies to coastal destinations

Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet is scheduled to increase flights to the coastal towns of Mombasa, Ukunda (Diani)) and Malindi in the month of August 2019.

The airline, which was recently awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit registration, will operate 48 weekly flights to Mombasa up from the current 40.

Ukunda and Malindi will have three additional weekly flights moving flight frequency to twice daily.

Jambojet CEO, Allan Kilavuka said in a press release Monday that August is a peak season, and they anticipate increased numbers of passengers flying to various coastal destinations.

“We are responding to our customers’ demands for these additional frequencies in line with our core promise of providing convenience, safety and reliability in our operations,” he said.

Kilavuka noted that the increased number of flights will offer customers even more flexibility and flight variety to travel to these destinations.

The additional frequencies will see the airline offer an extra 23 percent seat capacity to the coastal destinations.

Kisumu, Eldoret and Entebbe will however retain 21, 20 and 10 weekly flights respectively.

Jambojet currently flies to six destinations from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Entebbe, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani).

The no-frills airline, launched in April 2014 recently became the only low cost carrier in Kenya to be awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) registration.

Since inception, Jambojet has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first time flyers accounting for about 30 percent of its customers.

By Wangari Ndirangu

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