Low cost airline Jambojet to launch inaugural flight to Wajir County

By KJ Odongo

In Summary:

  • Jambojet will commemorate four years of operation on April 1 2018, is targeting the growing domestic travel market comprising of traders, investors, government workers and employees of local and international aid agencies to cement its position.

  • Fares from Nairobi to Wajir will start from Ksh 5,200 (inclusive of taxes) making travel to the county more affordable and convenient.

  • The airline currently operates the youngest fleet comprising of Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation aircraft and is expecting an additional aircraft in mid-February this year.

  • On Monday, Tuesday and Thursday flights from Nairobi (NBO) to Wajir (WJR) JM8630 will depart at 06:10 and arrive in Wajir at 07:25

  • Wajir (WJR) to Nairobi (NBO) JM8631 departs 07:45 arrives 09:00

  • On Wednesdays and Fridays flights from Nairobi (NBO) to Wajir (WJR) JM8632 departs 15:30 arrives 16:45 Wajir (WJR) to Nairobi (NBO) JM8633 departs 17:05 arrives 18:20

 

Jambojet has launched flights into Wajir, the capital and largest town in Wajir County. The maiden flight on the new route will take off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) on 14th February, 2018, operating the state of the art Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation aircraft.

The airline, which will commemorate four years of operation on April 1 2018, is targeting the growing domestic travel market comprising of traders, investors, government workers and employees of local and international aid agencies to cement its position in Kenya’s foremost low cost airline market.

Jambojet fares from Nairobi to Wajir will start from Ksh 5,200 (inclusive of taxes) making travel to the county more affordable and convenient.  The flights will depart Nairobi on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday at 6:10 a.m. and depart from Wajir at 7:45 a.m. On Wednesdays and Fridays the airline will operate afternoon flights only, with departures from Nairobi at 15:30 and will leave Wajir at 17:05.

Commenting on the launch of the new route, Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius said: “This announcement is yet another proud moment for Jambojet and another milestone in our four year old narrative. We are delighted to finally bring affordable travel to Wajir and are confident that our product will appeal greatly to government, business and leisure travellers alike.”

Mr. Hondius further noted, ‘our fleet expansion program has enabled us expand our scheduled operations as well as grow the number of destinations we fly to’. The airline which currently operates the youngest fleet comprising of Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 Next Generation aircraft is expecting an additional aircraft in mid-February this year.

Earlier in the month, the budget airline increased frequencies across all its routes in the country in an effort offer additional flight choices to its customers.

Jambojet is currently the main local airline operating on all local major routes countrywide. The airline has achieved sustained business growth; increased numbers of routes from four to six, increased frequency of flights due to fleet expansion and flown over two million passengers. Currently, Jambojet flies to Nairobi, Mombasa and Kisumu as well as to Eldoret, Malindi and Ukunda.

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