Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has made its inaugural flight to Kigali, officially becoming the first low-cost carrier to fly the route.
The airline, which recently expanded its fleet with two brand new De Havilland dash 8 – 400, will be flying once daily from its hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to Kigali International Airport, Kigali.
Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka have said the airline is keen to take advantage of the huge opportunity that the African market has to offer.
He indicated that the airline is also eyeing South Sudan, Mogadishu, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros and Malawi.
He, however, called on African governments to reduce the burden of taxation that air operators are forced to pass on to their customers.
Since inception in 2014, Jambojet has flown over 3 million passengers, 30% of whom are first-time flyers.
Jambojet currently flies to five local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination – Entebbe, Uganda.