Regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.
Jambojet CEO, Mr. Allan Kivaluka, said that the airline has also received rights to fly to Mogadishu in Somalia and Goma in DRC.
Additionally, Jambojet has acquired a new De Havilland Dash 8 – Q400 aircraft bringing to six the number of airplanes operated by the carrier. It is also the first of four aircraft to be delivered this year in a bid to boost the airline’s capacity as it looks to soar into more destinations across Africa.
Jambojet has embarked on a regional expansion drive with destinations such as Bujumbura in Burundi and Entebbe in Uganda. Furthermore, it flies five local destinations including Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, and Eldoret.
Moreover, the new aircraft makes Jambojet the airline with the youngest fleet in Africa with an average age of 3.7 years.
However, the International Air Transport Association’s (IATA) data shows that low-cost airlines account for a quarter of all flights internationally, but less than 10 percent in Africa.
Therefore, the African aviation sector has opportunities for growth with the airline set to benefit through its low-cost model and safety standards.