Jambojet to Fly 4 Weekly Domestic Flights to Lamu

Jambojet will fly from Nairobi to Lamu via Mombasa four times weekly with an introductory fare of KES. 7100 one way from Nairobi to Lamu. Mombasa to Lamu will start at KES. 4600 one way.

From left, Jambojet Chairman Vincent Rague, Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife Cabinet Secretary Najib Balala and Jambojet CEO and Managing Director Karanja Ndegwa cut a cake in celebration of the Nairobi Lamu route re-launch at Manda Airport in Lamu PHOTO | Agency

Jambojet on Thursday said it will be flying from Nairobi to Lamu via Mombasa four times weekly with an introductory fare of Ksh 7100 one way from Nairobi to Lamu. 

In addition, Mombasa to Lamu will start at Ksh 4600 one way.

According to the regional low-cost carrier, Lamu is its fourth Coastal destination after Mombasa, Malindi and Ukunda. The resumption is after a four-year hiatus.

“It’s been four years not flying to Lamu, and because of the weak Cabro, we were not able to pack the planes. Security has also improved over the years. We look to introduce a direct flight from Nairobi to Lamu,” said Karanja Ndegwa, Jambojet managing director.

“Lamu County is undeniably one of Kenya’s top tourist destinations both for local and international travellers. With the ongoing LAPSSET project, we expect increased traffic into Lamu from tourists and potential investors. We want to ease their movement with the introduction of this route,” said Ndegwa.

In the month, the airline commenced operations to Goma, DRC.

Jambojet together with the Ministry of Tourism & Wildlife unveiled a new aircraft livery wrap. The branding, which will run for a period of one year, aims at promoting the conversation around the conservation of the endangered sea turtle, and the dugong, a rare sea mammal.

“This journey will enable us to build a brand association between Kenya Tourism Board (KTB) and Jambojet and thus increase the destination’s appeal to more consumers in the domestic and regional markets. The Aircraft that we shall be unveiling today will showcase Magical Kenya to all the seven local destinations that the aircraft shall be flying,” said Betty Radier, CEO KTB.

A recent report by Oxford Economics and global Travel shows that domestic and regional travel will dominate the tourism industry in 2021 compared to international tourism. Many destinations are expected to maintain their international travel restrictions for a large part of the year and affordability and safety concerns are also expected to encourage closer-to-home travel.