High Flight Prices, Few Local Destinations? You Have a Choice!
On any day, flying from Nairobi to the coastal towns of Kenya would cost an average of Ksh.10,000, one-way trip. So this means if you fly frequently, say, four times a week, you would spend an approximate of Ksh.80,000, two-way. Quite discouraging, right? What if you could fly the same number of times in a week at only half that price? Well, this is exactly the kind of relief Jambojet is offering you!
It is not just the low prices that places Jambojet ahead of its competition, with the launch of new routes, you can now fly to Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda, which totals to seven the number of destinations it currently flies to. Jambojet also lets you access the big towns in Kenya which includes Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa and of course the capital, Nairobi.
This April , 2015, Jambojet is celebtating one year since it ventured into the market, and brags of 30% total market share of the domestic shares. According to the CEO Willem Hondius, about 35% of their passengers were people flying for the first time. This goes to show how fast the domestic market has warmed up to this new exciting airline, which is a great stride in boosting local tourism.
Jambojet operates 29 flights every week out of Mombasa to Nairobi and 13 times a week to Eldoret. In addition, it flies daily to Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda. Quite some work for a local airline. So how does it ensure this is a success? Jambojet has been operating a fleet of three boeing 737-300 aircraft and to service the new routes, it has chartered Bombarder Q400 aircraft from DAC Aviation.
Making payments with Jambojet is easy and convenient. You can visit their offices for cash sales, or send money via M-pesa and Airtel, paybill numbers 737700 and ‘jambojet’ respectively. They also accept MasterCard Secure and Verified by VISA credit cards.
At the close of its first year in operation, Jambojet had flown 492,000 passengers. To ensure the prices remain low, Jambojet relies heavily on online bookings through Jambojet.com, and is banking on new routes to increase the customer market.
By Lovine Mboya.