- Jambojet Jambojet and Pan-African payments company Cellulant have partnered to award customers over 600 discount vouchers, each worth KSh 3,000 ($25.6)
- The regional carrier said the vouchers would be available to all customers that sign up for Jambojet Rewards, the Jambojet loyalty program
- Jambojet Managing Director and CEO Karanja Ndegwa said that over 70 per cent of their customers book their tickets online and pay for their tickets using mobile money
Kenyan-headquartered low-cost airline Jambojet Jambojet and Pan-African payments company Cellulant have partnered to award customers over 600 discount vouchers, each worth KSh 3,000 ($25.6).
In a statement, the regional carrier said the vouchers would be available to all customers that sign up for Jambojet Rewards, the Jambojet loyalty program.
Jambojet has flown over 5 million passengers since its inception in 2014, and in April launched Jambojet Rewards, a loyalty program where customers earn points each time they fly Jambojet. Since the program’s launch, over 10,000 customers have signed up for the loyalty program, with the majority using mobile money for payments.
Commenting on the deal, Jambojet Managing Director and CEO Karanja Ndegwa said that over 70 per cent of their customers book their tickets online and pay for their tickets using mobile money.
“This partnership with Cellulant is another way to offer value to our loyal customers, some of whom fly up to 100 times a year. Our customers have a chance of getting a KSh 3,000 ($25.5) voucher to pay for part of their ticket when making a future booking, ” he said.
Those who qualify to win the voucher must have signed up for Jambojet Rewards online through Jambojet and Cellulant website, from where the winners will be randomly selected. Up to 80 people weekly will be rewarded. The campaign will run for 8 weeks and will reward 660 customers.
Tingg by Cellulant, the payment platform powering the Jambojet Rewards program, is giving KSh 2,000,000 ($17,000) for the discount vouchers to reinforce digital payment methods and boost local travel.
Akshay Grover, Group CEO at Cellulant that in today’s digital world, as consumers become increasingly digital-first, businesses that offer frictionless digital payment experiences gain a competitive advantage.
“This partnership reinforces our commitment to enabling businesses to thrive, and we do so by providing relevant and alternative payment methods.”
Cellulant provides a digital payments Platform – Tingg – a one-stop payment gateway that makes it easy for African businesses to make and receive payments in different currencies across multiple payment methods. Businesses can deliver a seamless payment experience for their customers through the platform.
Tingg by Cellulant powers payments for Jambojet, which flies to 7 destinations from its primary hub in Nairobi to Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Diani, Kisumu, Eldoret and Goma in DRC. The airline also operates direct flights to Eldoret, Kisumu and Lamu from Mombasa. In May 2022, Jambojet launched flight packages with the Kenya Tourism Board to encourage travel during the low season.
In a separate story, Fahari Aviation, a subsidiary of Kenya’s national carrier, Kenya Airways (KQ), has launched the first drone enclosure facility in Kenya.
The facility, termed as the Fahari Drone Cage will be used for the training and testing of drones and drone equipment. Through the construction of the Fahari Drone Cage, Fahari Aviation is positioning itself at the forefront of exploring advanced future technologies in aviation and at the same time promoting safe and secure usage of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) in Kenya.
Fahari Aviation is responsible for launching and implementing future aviation technologies and is part of the airline’s strategy of contributing to the sustainable development of Africa by championing new dimensions within the industry with the use of drones and unmanned aircraft.
Speaking during the launch Major General (Rtd) Michael Gichangi said that the future of aviation is based
on identifying opportunities for innovation and diversification to build a resilient business that is committed to the sustainable development of Africa.
“We have over the years proved to be a leader in aviation innovation and it is this openness to innovation that has led to the establishment of Fahari Aviation and the first drone enclosure facility here in Nairobi – the Drone Cage. Through the Drone Cage, we hope to see enhanced innovation, research, and development of UAS technology in our communities through interactive work across partners, corporates, universities, industries, and individuals.”
To provide resources to learn and practice techniques & skills required for safe operations of drones,
Fahari Aviation has in addition launched the Fahari Drone Club, a community for Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) enthusiasts offering members a platform to connect and share best practices.
“Enabling an environment that will accelerate innovation, knowledge exchange and fast-track the use of unmanned aircraft within the country and beyond is critical in exploring the drone phenomenon as we seek to innovatively find solutions that address some of our societal problems and pain points. The drone cage will provide a safe environment for practice and training while the Drone club will provide a platform for the drone enthusiasts to grow the UAS industry in Kenya and the region,” said Hawkins Musili, General Manager of Fahari Aviation.
“UAS are creating new opportunities for individuals and enterprises; like one of the most experienced aviators within the region, having a community of drone enthusiasts builds a strong foundation for us and like-minded people who want to bring out their ideas through UAS for the sustainable development of the region,” he added.