“We would like to serve Kenya and the greater Eastern Africa region with future plans to go into Somalia, Ethiopia, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi,” Jambojet chief executive Willem Hondius said.
“After proving our operations are sustainable and getting the air operators certificate, we can now go international,” Hondius added.
The daily flights to Uganda were introduced at Sh11,740, a move the CEO said meant to encourage more East Africans to travel by air with the resultant benefits boosting tourism and trade.
“We expect the tourism industry to reap maximum benefit from facilitation of an EAC circuit which would give tourists an opportunity to visit scenic attractions in Uganda. These include The Source of the Nile, Murchison Fall and Queen Elizabeth National Park among others,” he said.
Jambojet’s competitive airfares, Nicholas Bodo, Uganda’s Air Transport Acting Director said, will help make ‘other airlines reevaluate their airfares.’
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