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 is officially #NowTravelReady! Today marks the first flight out of Nairobi directly to Lamu! Flights are currently Kes 7,100 One way from Nairobi and Kes 4,100 one way from Mombasa, available on https://t.co/BwKX5erf2R pic.twitter.com/bRwrObETR8
— #NowTravelReady (@FlyJambojet) September 15, 2021
“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.
There are sea creatures in the sky and they fly Jambojet! Together with @magicalkenya, we are raising awareness for the endangered sea turtle and dugong and the conservation efforts to protect marine life by displaying them on our aircraft #NowTravelReady pic.twitter.com/WIYDqfa0nO
— #NowTravelReady (@FlyJambojet) August 25, 2021
“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.
We are delighted to officially unveil the @magicalkenya and @FlyJambojet aircraft wrap, during the first jambojet direct flight from Nairobi to Lamu. Domestic and Regional tourism markets remain key for us as we work towards the #TourismRecovery journey. #MagicalKenya 🇰🇪 pic.twitter.com/o6Vbc4SWEo
— Hon. Najib Balala (@tunajibu) September 15, 2021
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.