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Jambojet becomes a reality as flights begin today

Low cost carrier Jambojet took to the skies for the first time today. The carrier’s first flight was to Kisumu this morning followed by the first flight to Mombasa shortly afterwards.

Passengers begin disembarking from Jambojet's first flight soon after landing at Kisumu International Airport on the morning of April 1, 2013.

Passengers begin disembarking from Jambojet’s first flight soon after landing at Kisumu International Airport on the morning of April 1, 2013.

At Kisumu, airport staff were at hand to welcome passengers of the latest entrant into Kenya’s air transport sector.

Jambojet begins flight operations on the same day the Kenyan government started implementing tough measures on road transport that have greatly disrupted travel across the country. The road transport chaos – coming so close to the Easter holidays – could potentially drive travellers into the waiting arms of Jambojet.

A Jambojet Boeing 737 at Mombasa's Moi International Airport after making the airline's first flight to the port city.

A Jambojet Boeing 737-300 at Mombasa’s Moi International Airport after making the airline’s first flight to the port city.

Jambojet’s parent company Kenya Airways had long discussed setting up a low cost subsidiary. Things began taking shape when a CEO for Jambojet was appointed in September 2013.

Jambojet opened its website for online bookings on 27 February 2014 while the airline’s livery was unveiled on 27 March.

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