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Jambojet commences operations to Goma in Congo

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Jambojet has today commenced operations to North Kivu Province Capital, Goma in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, becoming the first low-cost carrier to fly the route, and also the only direct flight between Nairobi and the Eastern DRC city.

The airline will be flying two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to Goma International Airport. This is set to increase to 4 times weekly, as demand grows.

During the inaugural flight ceremony at Goma International Airport, Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Karanja Ndegwa, said flying to Goma is one step towards growing Jambojet’s footprint in Africa.

“We are excited about the growth prospects in the region. We have an ambitious plan to grow our network, and we are proud to be the first low-cost airline to venture into this route,” said Mr Karanja.

JAMBOJET BEGINS OPERATIONS TO GOMA, DRC
Police Vice Governor of North Kivu and the divisional commissioner Romy Eruka, Jambojet CEO and Managing Director Karanja Ndegwa, (R) Kenya Ambassador to DRC George Masafu share a cake in celebration of the launch of Jambojet direct flight to Goma.

Jambojet currently flies to 6 destinations including Mombasa, Diani, Eldoret, Kisumu and Malindi from its primary hub in Nairobi. The airline also operates a direct flight from Mombasa to Kisumu and Eldoret and has plans to start operations to the Coastal Island of Lamu on 15th September 2021.

Jambojet Board of Directors Chairman, Vincent Rague noted that there is an opportunity for growth in the African market, and Jambojet will be at the centre of this growth

“Our ethos has always been offering affordable, convenient and reliable service to customers, and that, in turn, contributes to economic growth, job creation and boosts social inclusion,” said Mr Rague

In a bid to diversify its product offering and complement its scheduled operations, Jambojet launched Charter services in October 2020 which allows one to charter a Jambojet aircraft to various destinations.

Since its inception in 2014, Jambojet, which is IOSA certified (IATA Operational Safety Audit registration), has achieved undeniable business growth with a fleet of 6 brand new De Havilland Dash 8-400 and has flown over 4 million passengers across all its destinations.

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