Low-cost carrier, Jambojet, has announced plans to resume flights to five local destinations with effect from 15th July 2020.
For a start, the airline will operate 4 weekly flights to Diani, 3 daily flights to Mombasa, 2 daily flights to Kisumu, 2 daily flights to Eldoret, and 1 daily flight to Malindi.
Meanwhile, the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) has exempted domestic flights from leaving the middle seat open. According to KCAA director-general, Gilbert Kibe, flying with the middle row seats empty will be unsustainable. Some airlines will be forced to increase ticket prices, creating a disadvantage to hundreds of passengers.
With international flights set to resume on 1st August 2020, Jambojet will be able to commence flights to its regional destinations of Kigali(Rwanda) and Entebbe(Uganda).
Jambojet is a Kenyan low-cost carrier that started operating in 2014. It is a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, with its headquarters in Nairobi. It flies to Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kigali and Entebbe, Uganda. The airline plans to expand to South Sudan, Tanzania, DRC, Comoros, and Malawi.
Jambojet is also seeking approval from KCAA to expand its cargo destinations, alongside operating direct flights between cities in Kenya without stopping at its hub in Nairobi.
If approved, the carrier plans to fly directly from Mombasa to Kisumu and from Kisumu to Eldoret- Malindi-Lamu.