Low-cost airline Jambojet said it would begin flights to Kigali, Rwanda and Mogadishu, Somalia, in November.
Entering the Kigali route makes Jambojet the only low-cost airline to operate the route from Nairobi. The company received permission to travel to Kigali in September this year.
The company began selling airline tickets to the two cities in anticipation of the inaugural flights in November. The airline will operate both flights from its hub at Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
“Our entry into both markets is part of our regional expansion program and brings to three the total number of routes we operate on the continent, with the exception of those we serve on behalf of Kenya Airways,” said Allan Kilavuka, Managing Director. , Jambojet.
The airline will fly once a day to both destinations. The one-hour Nairobi-Kigali route will start on Monday, November 25 at 2:35 p.m. and from Kigali at 4:15 p.m. with a promotional rate of Ksh. 11.240. The Nairobi-Mogadishu route will operate from Sunday 24 November departing Nairobi at 6:00 am arriving at 8:45 am. The fare will start from Ksh. 24,470 one way.
Customers can book flights to new destinations through all existing distribution channels including: their website jambojet.com, sales offices, 24-hour call center (+254711024545/073404545/0730804545) and travel agencies.
Jambojet recently acquired an all-new De Havilland Dash 8 -Q400 aircraft, the first of four aircraft expected this year, to increase the airline’s capacity as it seeks to expand to more regional destinations.