In anticipation of the looming August holidays, regional low cost carrier Jambojet is set to increase the number of flights to the Coastal towns of Mombasa, Ukunda and Malindi which are popular tourist destinations.
The number of weekly flights to Mombasa will increase by eight to 48 while the Ukunda and Malindi routes will have three more weekly flights moving the frequency to twice daily and fourteen weekly. The airline is also expected to increase the carrying capacity for planes operating on the routes by 23 per cent.
According to the Kenya Airways subsidiary in a news report by Capital FM, the move is necessary to deal with the increased demand for flights that will be registered on these routes come August holidays.
“August is a peak season, which means increased numbers of passengers are flying to our various coastal destinations. We are responding to our customers’ demands for these additional frequencies in line with our core promise of providing convenience, safety and reliability in our operations. The increased number of flights will offer our customers even more flexibility and flight variety to travel to these destinations,” Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka is quoted as saying by Capital FM.
The move by Jambojet mirrors that of its mother company Kenya Airways which last week increased the number of flights to Mombasa, Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro for a month in an effort to match increased demand of flights on the routes. KQ’s daily flights to Mombasa will increase by two to stand at twelve daily while flights to Kilimanjaro will increase by the same margin as well. Flights to Zanzibar will increase by five with the trips available on Tuesday Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
“The additional frequencies will ensure we serve our customers better, more efficiently and in a timely manner. This will also play an important role in growing our business in addition to supporting the tourism industry,” Kenya Airways Chief Commercial Officer, Ursula Silling said then.