Jambojet raises Eldoret flights

Budget airline Jambojet has increased the number of flights from 13 to 18 on its Nairobi- Eldoret due to high passenger demand.

Daily return flights have been added to three, and a new weekend flight on Sunday departing from Eldoret to Nairobi at 1300hrs.

The newly introduced afternoon flights will be a major boost for the airline on a route that has predominantly had morning and evening flights across all airlines.

Willem Hondius, chief executive officer, Jambojet, said the early afternoon flights will enhance connectivity in the region as well as facilitate swift and convenient movement to and from the home of champions

“By offering a total of 18 flights per week to and from Eldoret, Jambojet will have an additional 780 seats, offering passengers more convenient travel options – whether for business or leisure – at affordable fares,” said Hondas in a statement.

Currently, it operates 73 flights per week to on its domestic routes from Nairobi to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani).

The airline set a regional record early this year, handling over two million customers in less than three years.

Last year the chartered airline signed a code share agreement with Kenya Airways for its flights to Malindi, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret. Under the agreement, Kenya Airways is able to sell the Jambojet network to passengers coming from all their destinations across the world.

The zero frills airline, which recently acquired a brand new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 next generation aircraft to complement its existing fleet, has also indicated that they will soon be launching the regional routes.

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