By Samuel Ouma
As part of its expansion program, Kenyan low-cost airline Jambojet will unveil Nairobi-Goma direct flights on September 10, 2021.
Goma is the capital of North Kivu province in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.
The airline said it will start with two frequencies weekly, expected to grow to 4 frequencies weekly, flying on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.
“Three years ago, we embarked on an expansion plan that would see us expand our network across the region as well as grow our fleet. We had to put on hold some of the plans due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Vincent Rague, Chairman, Jambojet Board of Directors.
At the same time, Vincent Rague announced that the airline will also begin operations to Lamu in the coastal region on September 15. This new route will enable its customers to move from Nairobi to Lamu and Mombasa to Lamu.
“We are excited to launch these two new routes, and look forward to what is to come,” chair Rague added.
The move to launch the new routes has been triggered by the rising demand for air connectivity in the region and the African market’s huge opportunity.
“There is a growing demand for air transport across the continent, with the International Air Transport Association projecting that Africa will become one of the fastest-growing aviation regions within the next 20 years, with an average annual expansion rate of almost 5percent. We, as Jambojet, are keen to be part of this growth,” he said.
It currently flies to 6 destinations: Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu, and Malindi from Nairobi. Jambojet also operates a direct flight from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret.