Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has opened ticket bookings for Mombasa to Eldoret and Kisumu, Eldoret and Kisumu to Mombasa routes following approval from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority to operate the routes.
The airline intends to start operating the two routes on 2nd October 2020 with an introductory fare of 8,900 shillings one way for each route.
“Customer satisfaction is at the core of our business. We continuously listen to our customers’ needs and are happy that we can now connect the Western region to the Coastal region with the introduction of these direct flights,” said Titus Oboogi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Jambojet.
The airline will operate the two routes every Friday and Sunday, with the Mombasa-Eldoret and Kisumu flight departing from Mombasa at 13.15 to arrive in Eldoret at 15.05 and in Kisumu at 15.55. The flight will depart Eldoret at 15.25, and from Kisumu at 16.15 to arrive in Mombasa at 18.05.
After putting in place a raft of safety and health measures, Jambojet restarted operations on 15th July 2020 and currently flies to six local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret from its hub in Nairobi.
Since its inception in 2014, Jambojet, which is IOSA certified (IATA Operational Safety Audit certification), has flown over 3.5 million passengers, 30 percent of whom are first-time flyers.
Jambojet is under the ailing Kenya Airways. Despite the mother company being on a loss-making spree for years, Jambojet has remained resilient, making profits and performing more than the mother company.
In the recent results for the first half of 2020, Kenya Airways made more than 20 billion shillings in losses blaming it on the Covid-19 that grounded most of the company’s operations.