Kenya Airways’ low cost carrier, Jambojet, is now flying to Entebbe, Uganda at 115.87 dollars (Sh11,740).
This is a great move for Kenya as Uganda is currently the leading tourism source market for Kenya in the region and third worldwide. In 2017, Uganda topped the list of Kenya’s top source markets in Africa, growing by 20.6% to 61,542 arrivals.
“JamboJet now flying Nairobi- Entebbe 2 times daily” reads a statement in its website.
The daily flights will depart from JKIA at 9.10 am and 5.30 pm, and depart Entebbe Airport for Nairobi at 11 am and 7.20 pm daily.
Jambojet’s Chief Executive Willem Hondius said the low fares by the carrier is a move to encourage more people from East Africa to travel by air and subsequently boost tourism and trade.
The carrier had earlier on also announced its plans to fly to Wajir by next February, an addition to its existing flights between Nairobi and Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani).
The carrier last year Jambojet leased two aircrafts- Q400- from a Moscow-based leasing company Bombardier Commercial Aircraft, for Fleet Renewal and Expansion in Africa.
We are impressed with the level of professionalism that IFC exhibited throughout the process that led to this first agreement, and are delighted to have found a trusted and reliable partner to support our development plans,” said Willem Hondius, during the lease. “The Q400 aircraft’s performance has exceeded our expectations on all fronts. With its low operating costs and best-in-class passenger experience, the Q400 turboprop has helped us optimize and expand our operations and is undeniably the backbone of Jambojet’s growth strategy.” He added.