Budget carrier Jambojet is set to inaugurate daily flights between Kenya and Uganda on February 15.
The low-cost airline would operate two daily flights between Nairobi and Entebbe as it expands its wings in the East African region.
The airline would operate daily daily flights with departures from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (KJIA) in Nairobi at 09:10hrs and 17:30hrs.
Jambojet is offering an introductory fare of Sh11,330 (inclusive taxes) one-way on the new route.
The flight will depart Entebbe International Airport in Uganda for Nairobi at 11:00hrs and 19:20hrs daily.
Jambojet chief executive officer, Willem Hondius, said: We are delighted to launch direct service to Entebbe, a much-anticipated addition to our network where we will offer frequent and new flyers more affordable fares.
“The new route will connect businesses in Kenya and Uganda, while also appealing to leisure travellers, offering them the opportunity to experience the Pearl of Africa.”
The Jambojet boss noted that the carrier had seen an upward trend on its domestic traffic.
“We are optimistic that the regional flight will spur the airline’s growth as well as foster regional integration at a national level,” he added.
Currently, the airline operates a young fleet of four Dash 8 Q400 aircraft.
The Nairobi-Entebbe route will be served with the recently acquired 78-seater, turboprop Bombardier Next Gen Q400 as it plans to venture into other regional destinations.
Jambojet, which currently operates to Mombasa, Nairobi, Ukunda, Kisumu, Eldoret and Malindi, has achieved business growth, routes increase from four to six, increased frequencies due to fleet expansion, offering services to more than two million passengers.
A report by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in 2017 indicated that African airlines’ traffic is expected to grow by up to 9.9 per cent annually.
The report noted that African airports continue to record positive performance, welcoming an increase in international arrivals that currently stand at 14 per cent.