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Founded in September 2013, Jambojet is a Kenyan airline that offers low-cost domestic flights throughout Kenya, as well a 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).

Flights were temporary halted in March 2020 due to government restrictions following the Coronavirus pandemic, with flights resuming in April 2020. The airline hopes to resume flights to all destinations by the end of the year.

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Jambojet flies to six domestic destinations within Kenya, as well as one international destination in Uganda. These destinations include Malindi, Kisumu, Ukunda, Mombasa, Nairobi, Eldoret, Entebbe and Kigali.

Domestic Destinations

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)

International Destinations

Entebbe, Uganda Entebbe International Airport (MYD)

Baggage Allowance

Carry-on Baggage

The baggage allowance for Jambojet passengers is one item of carry-on baggage. The baggage must not weigh more than 10kg and must fit within the dimensions of 55cm x 35cm x 25cm. 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.

Checked Baggage

There is no free 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:

  • 0—20kg
  • 21—26kg
  • 27—32kg

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

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.

Airport 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.

Class Information

Jambojet consists of one class, the standard economy class.

Economy Class

What are Economy Class facilities like?

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 inflight entertainment onboard. However, you can stay entertained by reading the Duty-free magazine called the Zawadi.

What are the seats like?

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, window seat or an aisle seat.


As of November 2019, Jambojet fleet includes seven Bombardier Dash 8-Q400 aircraft.

Hub Airport

Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO)

Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) is an international airport in Kenya, Nairobi 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 and Kenya Airways, British Airways, fly540 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.

Special Services

Jumbojet offers a number of special services to its passengers. Please see below the following services it offers:

Unaccompanied Minors

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 contact the airline or alternatively, contact us. Also, you can find more information on our unaccompanied minors page on this.

Expectant Mothers

For the safety of the soon to be born baby, it's important for all heavy pregnant mothers flying with Jambojet to consider the following:

  • No assessment certificate is required before 28 weeks of pregnancy but a certificate is required if your return flight is scheduled beyond the 28th week of your pregnancy.
  • A doctors assessment certificate is required passengers who are 29 to 32 weeks pregnant

Airline Alliance

Jambojet is currently not part of any airline alliances.

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline has a frequent flyer any Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

The airline doesn't currently have any Wi-Fi connectivity onboard.

Alternative Airlines to Jambojet

Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes to Jambojet:

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July 2020

Jambojet 2020 updates

Following Coronavirus restrictions, Jambojet is set to resume flights to five local destinations from mid July 2020. The airline will operate daily flights to Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, Malindi and Diani. The frequencies will be reviewed regularly, with more routes hopefully added to the schedule as the year progresses.

20th March 2010

Jambojet still flying domestic flights within Kenya

Although Kenyan airline Jambojet recently announced that it would temporarily suspend its international flights to Rwanda and Uganda, it is still flying all domestic flights within Kenya. The majority of the airline's route network is internal and connects its base at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO), Nairobi with five other destinations around the country.

4th June 2018

Jambojet will add two new aircraft this summer

Kenyan airline, Jambojet, is expanding its fleet by adding two Dash 8-400s this summer. The airline already has four of these aircraft type in its fleet and according to CEO of Kenya Airlines, Sebastian Mikosz, the airline is preparing to put in an even bigger order for the 8-400s later this year. Jambojet is expected to increase the frequency of their flights with these new aircraft and to look at the possibility of expanding their flight network with some additional routes to new destinations too.