Kenyan low-cost carrier, Jambojet has announced plans to commence flights between Nairobi and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) city of Goma from next month.
The airline says it will first operate two weekly flights on the route and gradually increase to four flights.
The airline will also fly four times a week to Lamu from its JKIA hub and Moi International Airport in Mombasa from mid-September in a similar expansion plan.
Meanwhile, in April this year, Kenya Airways signed a two-year codeshare agreement with Congo Airways (the state-owned flag carrier airline of DRC ), a move that seeks to create additional connectivity to the two airlines’ networks.
The agreement now enables KQ customers to access Kinshasa directly from Nairobi as well as ply Africa and international routes jointly. The deal will also see the two airlines partner in areas of mutual interest, including aircraft maintenance, training and sharing of excess capacity.
Jambojet is a subsidiary of Kenya Airways that started operating in 2014. It flies to Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Kigali and Entebbe, Uganda.