Posted on: 20 February 2018 by Chloe Greenbank
Nairobi based low-fare airline, Jambojet, has expanded its reach in East Africa with the launch of a double daily flight between Nairobi in Kenya and Entebbe in Uganda.
The new route marks the airline’s first destination outside Kenya. It had previously only operated flights to Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi, Mombasa, Nairobi and Ukunda.
A subsidiary of Kenya Airways, the budget carrier’s chief executive, Willem Hondius, recently told reporters that he believes the regional flight will spur the airline’s growth, as well as foster regional integration at a national level.
“We are delighted to launch a direct service to Entebbe, a much-anticipated addition to our network where we will offer frequent and new flyers even more affordable fares. This new route will connect businesses in Kenya and Uganda while also appealing to leisure travellers, offering them the opportunity to experience the ‘Pearl of Africa’,” said Hondius.
The airline currently operates a young fleet of four Dash 8 Q400 aircraft, but Jambojet’s new route will be served with the airline’s recently acquired 78-seater turboprop Bombardier Next Gen Q400, which it plans to use to continue expanding its reach by venturing into other regional destinations.