Jambojet Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft. (HapaKenya) Jambojet’s De Havilland 8D (5Y-JXL) touched down at Kigali International airport at 3:33PM on Monday.
Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka, says Rwanda is increasingly becoming a vibrant harbor for many Kenyans.
Jambojet was the first Kenyan airline to ever take part in Dubai Airshow, 2019.
Flying to the land of a thousand hills from Kenya’s capital has just gotten simpler and cheaper.
Jambojet, Kenya’s budget airline, made its inaugural flight to Kigali on Monday effectively becoming the first low cost carrier to fly the route.
Jambojet’s De Havilland 8D (5Y-JXL) touched down at Kigali International airport at 3:33PM on Monday to a triumphant water gun salute, followed by ribbon cutting.
“Today we mark a major milestone in our regional expansion strategy. Our aim is to grow our footprint across the continent, while offering a unique product for these markets. We expect that our low-cost model will enable more people to fly affordably, conveniently, and safely,” said Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka. Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka. Mr. Kilavuka said the decision to start flying to Kigali was informed by the need to tap into Rwanda, which is increasingly becoming a vibrant harbor for many Kenyans and the country’s close ties with Kenya.
The Airline will be flying once daily from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, to Kigali International Airport. Kigali International Airport Kenya’s Cabinet Administrative Secretary for Tourism Joseph Boinnet welcomed the move, adding that it will go along way in boosting the country’s tourism sector.
“We are proud of our local airline Jambojet for this far it has come, and I am confident that Kenyans, Rwandese and other tourists will be able to travel to Kenya and Rwanda more often and get to experience what the two countries have to offer thus boosting our tourist sectors,” said Boinnet. Jambojet’s De Havilland Dash 8-400, showcased at Dubai Airshow, 2019. (courtesy) Also read: Here are some of Africa’s leading low-cost airline which offers absolute comfort for a penny
Since early this year, Jambo jet has been on a roll. The airline’s newest De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft was among 165 aircraft exhibited by leading manufacturers at the 2019 Dubai Airshow. Mr Allan Kilavuka(middle), CEO, Jambojet and Maureen Okomo, Chief Engineer, Jambojet receive the Bombardier 2018 Airline Reliability Award from Todd Young, Vice President […]