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.
Jambojet (Jambojet.com) (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.
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.
Jambojet (Jambojet.com) (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.
Kenya Airways (Nairobi) will launch its new low-cost no frills Jambojet (Jambojet.com) (Nairobi) subsidiary on April 1. The new carrier will fly from Nairobi initially to Eldoret, Kisumu and Mombasa with Boeing 737s.
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.