Budget Airline Jambojet has revealed plans to seek approval of expanding into the cargo business. This is alongside plans for the carrier to request consent to increase domestic and regional flights.
According to the gazette notice from May 29, Jambojet’s announcement reveals its working to vary its license and expand its cargo business. As it stands, the carrier only operates a passenger-cargo service from its Nairobi hub at JKIA.
“We are waiting for the comments from the public before taking it to our board for approval. Once it is approved, then they will immediately commence,” reveals KCAA Director-General Gilbert Kibe.
Jambojet also plans to commence with expanding into international flights by increasing its regional destinations. This will feature alongside the KQ subsidiary opening bases in the cities of Kisumu and Mombasa, as further revealed by Mr. Kibe.
As it stands, Jambojet only operates two international flights towards Entebbe and Kigali. With the recent service request, Jambojet seeks KCAA approval to deploy flights to Zanzibar, Dar-e-Salaam, Bujumbura, Addis Ababa, Moroni, and Goma.
The move will now see Jambojet also deploy its expanding fleet to cover the anticipated regional routes. The carrier plans to use its aircraft B737, DHC8, and ATR72 fleet.