Category Archives: Jambojet

Jambojet to use Zela Aviation to market its De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 aircraft

Zela Aviation has announced its cooperation with Jambojet, which operates a fleet of De Havilland Canada Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.

Zela Aviation will act as an appointed agent for leasing Jambojet’s aircraft under ACMI terms and conditions.

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Jambojet launches additional local flights, retires its Boeing 737-300s

Jambojet (Nairobi) has returned its two Boeing 737-300s (5Y-KQA and 5Y-KQB) (above) to Kenya Airways. The airline will concentrate on the Bombardier Q400 turboprop for its fleet.

The airline issued this statement:

Budget airline Jambojet has yet again increased their flight frequencies across all their routes countrywide.The no frills airline has increased its flights from Nairobi to Mombasa from 22 flights to 39 flights per week, while the Kisumu route will now have twenty flights per week up from the previous 14 flights per week.


The new development comes barely a week after Jambojet phased out the Boeing 737-300 which had been leased from Kenya Airways (below).  The airline will now operate its three newly acquired Bombardier Q400 propeller aircrafts which makes the fleet arguably the youngest fleet globally.

Above Photo: bandabarn.

The budget airline will have 29 additional flights per week from the current 73 flights on across its six destinations, providing passenger’s added flexibility to manage their travel. The fast growing Eldoret and Kisumu routes will now have an afternoon flight on all weekdays.. Ukunda will get four additional flights respectively. In total, the coastal route will be having 62 flights per week.

The latest expansion increases the number of Jambojet flights  from JKIA  to 408 per month – only last month the airline embarked on plans to begin operating regional  flights to Entebbe , in Uganda.

All other photos by Jambojet.

NAC delivers two Bombardier Q400s to Jambojet on lease

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Nordic Aviation Capital has confirmed it has delivered two Bombardier Q400s to Jambojet.

Jambojet, a low – cost airline, operates on domestic routes from Nairobi to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani).

Jambojet, a brand of Kenya Airways, is Kenya’s first low-cost airline. Operating from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Jambojet has set to revolutionize the way you travel by opening up the skies for all to fly for less. We aim to provide affordable air travel because flying really is for everyone.

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Jambojet): Jambojet ( Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FTXE (msn 4555) YYZ (TMK Photography). Image: 937813.


Jambojet becomes a new Bombardier Q400 operator (DAC Aviation) DHC-8-400 (Grd)(Kenya Airport Authority)(LR)

Jambojet ( (Nairobi) has launched flights to three new destinations in the country’s coastal region, namely Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda. The first flights on the new routes took off from Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on March 28.

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Jambojet launched the new service with a Bombardier Q400 turboprop chartered from DAC Aviation.

Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways (Nairobi), has joined more than 50 owners and operators of Q400 aircraft worldwide. The airline is the second new operator to have adopted the Q400 aircraft in Africa in 2015, and has become the 19th member of the family on the continent.

The new airline will commemorate its first year of operations on April 1. Jambojet also operates three Boeing 737-300s.

Photo: Kenya Airport Authority.

Jambojet starts operations on April 1 with three Boeing 737-300s

Jambojet 737-300 fleet (Nairobi)(Jambojet)(LR)

Jambojet ( (subsidiary of Kenya Airways) (Nairobi) as planned, launched low-fare operations on April 1 between Nairobi and Mombasa. Service to Kisumu and Eldoret were also commenced on the same day with three leased Boeing 737-300s (from Kenya Airways).

The new airline will gradually expand to Arusha (Tanzania), Bujumbura (Burundi), Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Entebbe (Uganda), Kigali (Rwanda) and Kilimanjaro (Tanzania) according to ATW.

The formation of lower cost Jambojet is a defensive move by parent Kenya Airways against any plans by Fastjet to operate in Kenya.

Top Copyright Photo: Jambojet. Each tail represents a different animal, specifically the Cheetah, Zebra and Giraffe. The the three leased Boeing 737-300s are pictured at Nairobi.

Bottom Copyright Photo: Jambojet. Captain Aquinas Birika and First Officer Wanjiru Gichaga make a toast after landing the first flight.

Jambojet first flight (Jambojet)(LR)


Kenya Airways to introduce Jambo Jet later this year

Kenya Airways (Nairobi) as a follow-up to our previous report last year, will move ahead and introduce its new regional subsidiary Jambo Jet later this year to compete against the rising number of lower cost carriers in Africa.

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Kenya Airways to launch Jambo Jet

Kenya Airways (Nairobi) has registered the name “Jambo Jet” for its new low-cost subsidiary. Jambo Jet will compete against other low-fare carriers on domestic and regional routes in Africa.

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