Jambojet has today relaunched direct flights to Lamu stepping up competition for passengers in the coastal region.
The airline will fly from Nairobi to Lamu via Mombasa four times weekly with an introductory one-way fare of Sh7, 100 from Nairobi to Lamu, and Sh4,600 for a one-way trip from Mombasa to Lamu.
The airline had initially suspended flights along the route over insecurity issues and the unavailability of space to hold aircraft in Manda airport.
Tourism Cabinet Secretary (CS) Najib Balala who was present during the launch assured that the region is being safe even as he urged the Ministry of Transport to ensure completion of the Manda Airstrip by end of November.
Jambojet Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Karanja Ndegwa, on his part, noted that the airline expects to attract more visitors, especially with the construction of the Lamu Port South Sudan – Ethiopia Transport (LAPPSET) corridor.
“We are relaunching our re-entry into our Lamu route. It has been four years since we have been on this route, The government has also been making it easier for us,” Ndegwa said.
The carrier will deploy a Dash8-Q400 aircraft which can carry up to 80 passengers on a single trip.
At the same time, Jambojet together with the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife unveiled a new aircraft livery wrap.