Founded in September 2013, Jambojet is a Kenyan airline that offers low-cost domestic flights throughout Kenya, as well as one international flight to Entebbe, in Uganda, West-Central Africa. Jambojet is headquartered in Nairobi with its airport hub at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO). The airline is a subsidiary of the national carrier of Kenya, Kenya Airlines.
Jambojet Kenya flew its inaugural flight on 1st April 2014 with a domestic service from its base in Nairobi. In February 2018, the Kenyan carrier made its international debut with service between Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) and Entebbe International Airport (EBB). In January 2022 it was announced that the airline would be opening a secondary hub in Mombasa, in an effort to grow its domestic and regional network.
Flights were temporarily halted in March 2020 due to government restrictions following the Coronavirus pandemic, but have since resumed operations and are fully operational as of 2022.
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Jambojet flies to domestic destinations within Kenya, as well as international destinations in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. These destinations include Malindi, Kisumu, Ukunda, Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret, Entebbe, Goma and Kigali.
In January 2022 it was announced that the airline would also be opening a secondary hub in Mombasa. As well as serving regional destinations from Nairobi, this new hub will enable the airline to serve more regional destinations from Mombasa too. Therefore, the following list of domestic destinations is set to expand throughout 2022.
|CITY AND COUNTRY||AIRPORT|
|Malinda, Kenya||Malinda Airport (MYD)|
|Kisumu, Kenya||Kisumu International Airport (KIS)|
|Ukunda, Kenya||Ukunda Airport (UKA)|
|Mombasa, Kenya||Moi International Airport (MBA)|
|Nairobi, Kenya||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (HUB)|
|Eldoret, Kenya||Eldoret International Airport (EDL)|
|Lamu, Kenya||Manda Airport (LAU)|
International flights were suspended during COVID-19 but are set to resume.
|CITY AND COUNTRY||AIRPORT|
|Entebbe, Uganda||Entebbe International Airport (MYD)|
|Kigali, Rwanda||Kigali International Airport (KGL)|
|Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo||Goma International Airport (GOM)|
Nairobi to Mombasa is one of Jambojet's most popular routes. The journey is operated daily and takes an hour and 15 minutes approx. Search for flights on this route by entering 'Nairobi' and 'Mombasa' as your departure and arrival destinations in the search form at the top of the page.
The baggage allowance for Jambojet passengers is one item of carry-on baggage. The baggage must not weigh more than 10kg / 22lbs and must fit within the dimensions of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm / 21in x 13in x 9in. If your baggage exceeds this weight or dimensions, it will be classed as oversized baggage and as a result, it will have to be checked in as checked baggage for a fee.
There is no free checked baggage allowance for Jambojet flights. Passengers flying on Jambojet are able to purchase up to two checked bags. The weight and size restrictions on these bags will depend on the fee that you pay. The different weight classes are:
Passengers can check in for their Jambojet flight 30 hours before their flight departure time. Online check-in closes 90 minutes before flight departure time. All passengers — excluding infants or those who require special assistance — are eligible for online check-in.
For domestic flights, the Jambojet check-in counter opens 2 hours before flight departure time and closes 40 minutes before flight departure time. For international flights, check-in opens 2 hours and 30 minutes before flight departure time and closes one hour before flight departure time.
Jambojet consists of one class - the standard economy class.
You can pre-order your meals here after booking your Jambojet ticket. You can select from a range of meals and beverages from sandwiches and wraps to pies. There is currently no in-flight entertainment onboard. However, you can stay entertained by reading the Duty-free magazine called the Zawadi.
You can select your preferred seat for a fee and the fee ranges from the type of seat you select such as a seat with extra legroom, a window seat or an aisle seat.
As of September 2021, the Jambojet fleet includes 6 x Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft. This particular aircraft can hold up to 82 passengers. Prior to the Bombardier Dash 8-Q400, Jambojet would operate its flights using the Boeing 737-300.
Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) is an international airport in Nairobi, Kenya, and the airport hub of Jambojet. The airport is the seventh busiest in Africa, serving over seven million passengers a year.
The airport is split into two terminals — Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Terminal 1 is split into five different sections, Terminal 1A—E, with four of the sections dealing with international flights and the other dealing with domestic flights. Terminal 2 deals with both international and domestic flights, mainly for low-cost carriers. Jambojet primarily uses Terminal 1D for domestic flights and Terminal 1A for international flights. Other airlines that fly from Jomo Kenyatta include Silverstone Air, Kenya Airways, British Airways, fly540, 748 Air Services and Fly Sax. To find out more about how to reach some of the world's top safari destinations from Jomo Kenyatta, please visit our Safari Flights page.
In January 2022 it was announced that the airline would also be opening a secondary hub in Mombasa, in order to better serve the local area.
Jambojet offers a number of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:
If you’re arranging for your child to travel by themselves, you would need to book through the unaccompanied minor service. The airline is happy to accept unaccompanied children on flights from the ages of 5 to 14. For more information on this, please contact the airline or alternatively, contact us. Also, you can find more information on our unaccompanied minors page on this.
For the safety of the soon-to-be-born baby, it's important for all heavily pregnant mothers flying with Jambojet to consider the following:
Jambojet is currently not part of any airline alliances.
Frequent Flyer Program
Jambojet has its own loyalty program called Jambojet Rewards. The program has 3 tiers: Emerald, Ruby and Diamond. Each tier has its own benefits, mainly consisting of same-day changes, priority baggage handling and priority check-in, among others. To find out more information, check out the Jambojet Rewards page.
The airline doesn't currently have any Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.
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Following Coronavirus restrictions, Jambojet resumed flights to five local destinations from mid July 2020. As of 2022, the airline continues to operate daily flights to Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi and Diani. The frequencies continue to be reviewed regularly, with more routes hopefully added to the schedule throughout 2022. The airline also has further expansion plans which will enable it to continue to add new routes to its network in 2022.
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Through Alternative Airlines. The route between Nairobi and Mombasa is one of Jambojet's most popular. The journey is operated by the airline daily and takes approximately an hour and 15 minutes. Search for flights on this route by entering 'Nairobi' and 'Mombasa' as your departure and arrival destinations into the search form at the top of the page.