Jambojet Launches Direct Flights Connecting Mombasa and Zanzibar

Jambojet Launches Direct Flights Connecting Mombasa and Zanzibar

Jambojet has launched a new direct flight route from Zanzibar to Mombasa, Kenya, as part of a strategic initiative to enhance socio-economic growth in tourism, trade, and culture in alignment with East Africa Vision 2050.

The inaugural flight departed from Mombasa’s Moi International Airport and arrived at Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (AAKIA). The event was marked by a celebration attended by officials from the Kenyan Embassy in Tanzania, government representatives from both Tanzania and Kenya, and Jambojet executives.

Effective immediately, Jambojet will operate this route four times a week—on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Flights will leave Mombasa at 5:10 PM and arrive in Zanzibar at 6:05 PM, with a flight duration of 55 minutes.

“Jambojet is dedicated to delivering outstanding service at competitive rates. Our new route starts at 24,420 Kenyan shillings, (495,000 Tanzanian shillings) for a round trip. As a leader in low-cost aviation, we pride ourselves on our competitive fares and extensive network, enabling more people to travel across East Africa This route reflects our goal of making air travel accessible to everyone. ” said Mr. Karanja, Ndegwa, Chief Executive Officer Jambojet.

Jambojet utilizes De Havilland Dash 8 400 aircraft, which can carry 78 to 82 passengers, completing the Zanzibar-Mombasa journey in under an hour. This new route offers convenient connections to Nairobi, Dubai, Frankfurt, Milan, and other destinations.

“On behalf of the Kenyan government, I am delighted to be part of today’s launch of this new route operated by our airline, Jambojet, from Zanzibar to Mombasa. This step is crucial not only in facilitating quick and affordable air travel but also in strengthening commercial, tourist, and cultural ties between Tanzania and Kenya. By enhancing connectivity, we are fostering development along the East African coast,” said Issac Njenga, Kenya’s Ambassador to Tanzania.

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This new route is a key component of Jambojet’s marketing expansion strategy in East Africa.

“Our economy largely depends on tourism, which cannot grow without expanding key sectors like aviation. Jambojet’s new route will significantly contribute to boosting tourism on the islands,” said Mudrik Ramadhan Soragha, Zanzibar Minister of Tourism and Heritage.

Mombasa is a key city for tourism in Kenya. “Jambojet is creating numerous socio-economic opportunities for Zanzibar and Mombasa. We expect more tourists and traders to benefit from this affordable and fast direct flight,” said Abdulswamad Shariff Nassir, Governor of Mombasa.

Established in 2014 as a subsidiary of Kenya Airways (KQ), Jambojet has served over 7.5 million passengers, attracting 44% of first-time flyers and now holds over 54% of the domestic air travel market share in Kenya. The airline also operates flights to Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Lamu, Malindi, Diani, and Goma in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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