Jambojet gets green light to fly into Kigali

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Local low-cost airline, Jambojet has been cleared by the Rwandese Civil Aviation Authority to commence flights into Kigali in a move that will augment the carrier’s continental footprint.

The carrier made the announcement on Wednesday while unveiling a newly acquired De Havilland Dash 8 – Q400 aircraft which upped the number of aero-planes operating under the Jambojet brand to six overall. The carrier is similarly set to unveil three more airplanes to add on to its fleet by the end of the year.

According to the Business Daily, the low cost carrier has been eyeing the Rwandan market for some time in line with its strategic regional expansion plan.

 “Kigali is one of the routes we have been pursuing in our expansion plan. Once we have everything in place, we will begin operations,” Jambojet chairman Vincent Rague is quoted as saying by the Business Daily.

The Jambojet chair consequently underscored that the continent’s aviation sector has so much potential for growth especially since more players are entering the industry.

On his part JamboJet CEO Allan Kilavuka insisted that the carrier would continue to expand into various African nations.

“We are adding onto our fleet with regional expansion in mind. The addition of this aircraft to our fleet brings the average age to 3.7 years, making us the airline with the youngest fleet in Africa and possibly across the world,” the Jambojet CEO explained.

The low-cost carrier currently flies to five local destinations namely; Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination -Entebbe, Uganda -from its hub in Nairobi. It also flies to Bujumbura, Burundi.

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