Jambojet launches non-scheduled flights to widen revenue brackets
Jambojet has launched non-scheduled/charter flights, a move that would see the low-cost regional carrier widen its tax bracket in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
The airline is keen to see its operations rebuffed moths long after the country eased inter-county movement that had been formulated to curb the spread of COVID-19.
“Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen a shift in consumer needs. Consumers now, more than ever, want privacy, convenience and their safety and well being assured,” said Jambojet’s Acting Managing Director Karanja Ndegwa.
In its estimation, the carrier said it had lost Ksh1.2 billion revenues in the age of the coronavirus up until mid-July and is running only five of its six available fleets.
“We keep matching demand to the capacity we have. This is to ensure we don’t hurt as a carrier,” added Ndegwa.
The airline has in recent months become strategic in its mode of operation having partnered with Safaricom to enable its clients to have the option of paying for air tickets using bonga points.
Redemption of bonga points is to enable them to purchase air tickets to any of its six local destinations of Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, Kisumu and Eldoret.
In July, Jambo jet also introduced a progressive web app (PWA) to allow customers book tickets, check in and access their boarding pass on their smartphones.