Jambojet will be flying two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
Jambojet will be flying to Goma two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Jambojet has commenced operations to Goma in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), becoming the first low-cost carrier to fly the route, and also the only direct flight between Nairobi and the Eastern DRC city.

The airline will be flying two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Nairobi, to Goma International Airport.

During the inaugural flight ceremony at Goma International Airport, Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Karanja Ndegwa, said flying to Goma is one step towards growing Jambojet’s footprint in Africa.

“We are excited about the growth prospects in the region. We have an ambitious plan to grow our network, and we are proud to be the first low-cost airline to venture into this route,” said Mr Karanja.

Jambojet currently flies to six destinations including Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu and Malindi from its primary hub in Nairobi. The airline also operates a direct flight from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret and has plans to start operations to the Coastal Island of Lamu on September 15, 2021.

Jambojet Board of Directors Chairman, Vincent Rague noted that there is an opportunity for growth in the African market for low-cost carriers.

“Our ethos has always been offering affordable, convenient and reliable service to customers, and that, in turn, contributes to economic growth, job creation and boosts social inclusion,” said Mr. Rague

Jambojet launched Charter services in October 2020 which allows one to charter a Jambojet aircraft to various destinations.

Since its inception in 2014, Jambojet, which is IOSA certified (IATA Operational Safety Audit registration), has grown to a fleet of six De Havilland Dash 8-400 and flown over four million passengers across all its destinations.

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