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Jambo Jet gets Approval to Launch Cargo Freights

Budget carrier Jambojet will start cargo operations next month after receiving regulatory approvals from the aviation regulator to fly goods on its passenger flights on both local and regional destinations.


The airline, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways (KQ)  said on Tuesday that cargo operations starting in the second week of February will target regional routes such as Goma in the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Jambojet, which has been in operations since April 2014, will also ferry cargo to its local markets that include Kisumu, Mombasa, Eldoret and Malindi.

It will use the Dash 8-Q400 type of aircraft that it is currently using to ferry passengers on its routes to transport cargo on its routes.

“Jambojet has received regulatory approvals from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) to start ferrying cargo across local and regional markets where we operate and we are set to start next month,” said Jambojet managing director Karanja Ndegwa

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While You’re In Traffic : Matatu Passengers Given A Surprise FREE Flight By JamboJet

Passengers boarding prestige shuttle to Kisumu on Thursday, had a moment of a lifetime when their 6-hour journey was cut short to a 35-minute trip.

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This was after Jambojet offered them a surprisingly special treat to travel in one of their planes.

Jambojet staff showed up at Tea Room bus stop and directed the shuttle’s driver to head to the airport where the clueless passengers were checked into a flight (Bombardier Q400), offered lunch and a 500/- voucher each to buy refreshments on board.

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The travellers were not charged, but rather got an opportunity to travel lavishly and faster than they had anticipated.

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