Jambojet launches Sh1,000 discount on tickets ahead of Christmas


A Jambojet plane at the Kisumu International Airport. PHOTO | TONNY OMONDI | NMG

Budget carrier Jambojet plans to sell about 1,100 tickets at a discounted rate as part of a plan to encourage more customers to fly with the carrier.

The carrier in partnership with its mobile payment aggregator-Cellulant said in a statement Tuesday that the tickets will go at discounted price of Sh1,000 for a one-way route.

The promotion that aims at wooing more travelers to fly with the carrier will run from November 16 to December 13.

This means that a Jambojet ticket for a route such as Mombasa that would ordinarily sell at Sh6,800 on a weekend will now cost Sh5,800.

“The bilateral partnership will see Jambojet reward 1,100 customers with discount vouchers worth Sh1, 000 each, while making a booking to any of its destinations, as part of the Now Travel Ready campaign that aims to encourage travel,” said the carrier in a statement Tuesday.

During the month-long campaign, the carrier will give out 50 vouchers each weekday.

After applying the voucher number on the payment page at the airline’s website, Sh1, 000 will be deducted from the amount due, making the passenger pay only the remaining balance.

“We believe in making it easy for people to do business across Africa and our partnership with Jambojet reinforces our commitment to do so through digitised payments,” said Faith Nkatha, Cellulant Country Manager in Kenya.

The carrier is offering customers tickets at a discounted rate at a time it has expanded its wings across the region.

In September, the carrier expanded its flights to Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as it seeks expansion in the vast central African country.

The carrier, founded five years ago, ferries more than 700,000 passengers a year within Kenya and to neighboring Uganda after an aggressive expansion aimed at first-time flyers who would normally take a bus.

It resumed operations in the domestic market last year following the lifting of restrictions on movement by the state in and out of Nairobi.

Its other routes in the domestic market are Malindi, Ukunda, Kisumu and Eldoret. Its hub is based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.