Jambojet on Friday launched its maiden flight to Goma in the Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, as it seeks to expand to the central Africa region.
The carrier, which is a subsidiary of the national carrier Kenya Airways, is the first airline to directly connect the capital of North Kivu province and Nairobi.
The airline will be flying two times weekly, on Monday and Friday, from its hub at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, to Goma International Airport.
This is set to increase to 4 times weekly, as demand grows.
The launch of the flights is aimed at opening up business and tourism opportunities between the two countries whose ties continue to deepen.
During the inaugural flight ceremony at Goma International Airport, Jambojet Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Karanja Ndegwa, said flying to Goma is one step towards growing Jambojet’s footprint in Africa.
“We are excited about the growth prospects in the region. We have an ambitious plan to grow our network, and we are proud to be the first low-cost airline to venture into this route,” said Karanja.
The price of the round trip Nairobi-Goma is set at $397 (Sh43,670) on an initial promotional offer.