Kenya Airways has signed a codeshare agreement with Jambojet for its flights to Malindi, Lamu, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret. Under the agreement, Kenya Airways has put the ‘KQ’ designator code on Jambojet flights to these destinations, allowing Kenya Airways to sell the Jambojet network to passengers coming from across the world.
The deal is part of a capacity optimisation effort within the Kenya Airways group. Kenya Airways will now focus its domestic operations on Mombasa and Kisumu, while Jambojet will grow its presence in Malindi – flights will increase from daily to 17 per week – creating seamless connections between the two networks in both directions.
“This will bring about a greater flow of both local and international travellers and boost the number of tourists to the coastal cities,” said Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius.
The no-frills low-cost brand of Kenya Airways has achieved strong growth, expanding its destinations to seven and increasing the frequency of its flights due to fleet expansion. It has carried over one million passengers.
Jambojet launches fare freezing
Jambojet customers can now pre-book and hold fare prices for 24 hours, following the launch of its Price Lock service. The service costs Ksh 500 per passenger and is available on departures booked at least five days in advance.
In a dynamic environment, where fares change constantly, based on demand, availability and timing, Price Lock provides flexibility and peace of mind.
Jambojet CEO Willem Hondius said: “This feature gives our customers the opportunity to finalise all travel details prior to paying for a flight, ensuring that their itinerary is correct. We appreciate our customers have busy lives and that making travel plans should be as quick, easy and convenient as possible.”
Jambojet has also revamped its website, with a user-friendly, responsive interface that is simple to navigate while using the latest technology to quickly whittle down to only the best results, saving people valuable time when researching flights.