Kenya Airway’s low cost airline, Jambojet has been authorized to ply international flights to nine major destinations in East Africa for one year.
Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) approval in a notice published on Friday will see National Carriers subsidiary include Juba, Entebbe, Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Bujumbura, Kigali, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Addis Ababa.
This will add to the list of domestic routes.
Jambojet has been flying to Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa from the country’s capital, Nairobi since its launch in April last year.
Its launch was strategic to boost overall earnings of National Carrier on short-haul routes which are becoming increasingly competitive with entry of new players.
Kenya Airways reported a record net loss of Sh10 billion in the half-year to September 2014, blamed largely on deadly virus that rocked its Western Africa route.
The Jambojet license is now expected to help make a turnaround by attracting a huge population of long distance bus commuters with low fares.