Low-cost carrier Jambojet is set to increase its flight frequency on the Nairobi-Kisumu route by four to 24 trips per week beginning September 3.
Increased demand from travellers will see Jambojet flights rise from three to four on Monday, Friday and Saturday while also introducing an early morning trip on Sunday to meet the weekend demand.
“Since inception, we have experienced immense growth in Kisumu due to our very affordable fares and thus it is time we give our customers more flexibility and convenience for travel,” said Jambojet chief executive Willem Hondius.
“Kisumu which was the airline’s second destination after Mombasa is mostly frequented by businessmen from the larger western region as well as corporate travellers whose regional offices are domiciled in Kisumu, Kakamega, Mumias, Kisii and Bungoma.”
The budget carrier currently flies to Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi and Ukunda. It also introduced its first regional route with two daily flights to Entebbe in February.
The domestic air market has seen rising demand in recent years as more Kenyans opt to fly due to rising incomes and construction of new airports.