Kenyan low cost carrier Jambojet has increased its daily flights to Eldoret by fifty percent, each way, in a bid to tap into the growing number of passengers travelling to and from Uasin Gishu County and beyond.
Jambojet’s CEO Willem Hondius said the airline will now fly three times daily to Eldoret, except Sundays when it will operate two flights a day. The extra flights now gives travelers in the region a wider choice with flexible and convenient timings.
“The increase in frequency will now see Jambojet increase its seat capacity by over fifty percent, each way, into a region that we have seen growth in terms of passage numbers,” said Mr Hondius. “We continue to target the growing domestic travel market comprising of tourists, athletes, lecturers, students, traders, investors and government officials in the region.”
The new flight will depart Nairobi at 14h30, arrive in Eldoret at 15h20, and depart Eldoret at 15h40 and arrive in Nairobi at 16h30 Monday through to Saturday. On Sundays it will depart Nairobi at 10h00 to arrive in Eldoret 50 minutes later, departing Eldoret at 11h00 to get into Nairobi at midday.
The Eldoret route is one of Jambojet’s key destinations where uptake has been high since inception in April 2014. The opening of a North Rift branch office in April this year, during a ceremony that was presided over by the Uasin Gishu County Governor, Jackson Mandago, has helped boost this growth.
Last month the airline launched a campaign targeting first time flyers with a goal to demystify flying, whilst highlighting the benefits it presents over alternative means such as road or rail.
Since inception, last year April, the airline now flies to Eldoret, Kisumu, Ukunda, Lamu, Malindi, Mombasa and Nairobi. It flew over 500,000 passengers in its first year of operation and aims to surpass the numbers this year.