Jambojet has launched a morning flight from Mombasa to Nairobi to scale up its operations. The carrier introduced the early morning flight from Mombasa to Nairobi to target business people who wish to fly to the capital city in the morning hours and return to the port city in the evening.
The 6.35 am morning flight is intended to give sufficient time for people with business conferences among other commitments in Nairobi but may not desire to spend the night at the capital city.
Jambojet will be utilizing the last flight that flies from Kisumu to Mombasa and spends the whole night at Mombasa, which presently acts as a secondary hub for the carrier. Previously, the airline flew back the flight to Nairobi during the day.
The airline carrier has scaled its numbers to almost five in a day since the opening of airspace following a month lockdown that had been imposed by the government in March following a surge in covid-19 cases.
The airline said in a statement that many people would like to travel to Nairobi for business engagements and head back to Mombasa on the same material day, the new morning flight will cater to the needs of such persons.
Jambojet will give an introductory offer of Sh4,100 to passengers booking the morning flight. The offer will be for a one-way ticket.
Currently, the cost of a ticket from Mombasa to Nairobi on other flights averages Sh5,100.
The promotional ticket by Jambojet will give other airlines a strong competition for morning flights. Kenya Airways, the Jambojet parent company, is currently charging Sh7,250 for a one-way ticket in the morning.
Before, the earliest flight from Mombasa to Nairobi was at 8.20 am. This made it difficult for people who would need to travel and return on the same material day.
The majority of airlines from Mombasa to Nairobi, including Kenya Airways, start their flights from the port city at 8 am.