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Jambojet: Is there need for consumer education?

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Its slightly over two weeks since Jambojet – the Kenya Airways low cost subsidiary – began scheduled flights. Reports from the press, mainstream media and from casual conversation however suggests that Jambojet needs to conduct consumer education to explain how travellers can qualify for the lowest possible fare. I am traveling to Mombasa with Jambojet […]

Jambojet becomes a reality as flights begin today

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

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. 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 […]

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Unveiled: Jambojet’s livery and cabin crew uniforms

Models showing off Jambojet's crew uniforms.

Kenya’s latest low cost carrier this evening unveiled the livery for its aircraft and cabin crew uniforms. Jambojet, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways, launched its livery just five days before its first flight. The livery features pink-coloured, zebra-skin patterns on the tail. The rest of the aircraft is white with the brand name “Jambojet.com” emblazoned […]

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Jambojet to unveil aircraft livery on 27 March

Two Boeing 737 aircraft that will be operated by Jambojet are seen in this image released by Jambojet.

Jambojet, Kenya Airways’ low cost subsidiary, is set to unveil its aircraft livery on Thursday 27 March 2014. Two of Jambojet’s Boeing 737 aircraft are getting a paint job in preparation for the unveiling. On 1 April 2014, Jambojet will begin domestic flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, Kisumu and Eldoret. On the same day, Kenya […]

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Kenya Airways executive to join Fastjet two weeks before Jambojet launch

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A senior executive at Kenya Airways will join Tanzania-based low cost carrier Fastjet next March, two weeks before Kenya Airways launches its own low cost carrier under the brand name ‘Jambojet.’ According to yesterday’s (21 February) surprise announcement by Fastjet, Jimmy Kibati has been appointed General Manager for East Africa and will be based at […]

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Kenya Airways’ Jambojet about to take off

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Kenya Airways’ long anticipated low cost subsidiary, Jambojet, is scheduled to begin commercial flights on April 1, 2014. Initial flights will be within Kenya, linking Nairobi with Mombasa, Eldoret and Kisumu. Bookings begin on 27 February, says Jambojet. The carrier has just unveiled its website though the site is not yet fully functional. Jambojet will […]

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While we were on holiday …

File photo of 5Y-RDU, the Administration Police Bell 407 helicopter that crashed in Kwale on 30 December 2013.

The Kenyan Aviation website resumes its news reporting today after taking a short break on 24 December 2013. Our Twitter account was active throughout the holidays. Below are highlights of news events that occurred in the past two weeks. Jambojet could launch in early 2014: News reports indicated that Kenya Airways’ low cost carrier could […]

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JamboJet gets closer to take off as first CEO appointed

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JamboJet, the low-cost carrier long promised by Kenya Airways, is now a step closer to becoming a reality. The Kenya Airways Board has appointed a CEO for JamboJet. Interestingly, JamboJet’s CEO Willem Hondius comes from Dutch carrier KLM, which has significant shareholding in Kenya Airways. Announcing the appointment, Kenya Airways CEO Titus Naikuni, said: “Willem […]

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