Jambojet, a brand of Kenya Airways and Kenya's first low-cost airline has received approval from the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority to start flights to Kigali.

The approval means that the airline can begin operations to the destination as part of its regional expansion strategy.

“We are pleased to have received this approval. Kigali is one of the routes we have been pursuing in our expansion plan. Once we have everything in place, we will begin operations,” said Vincent Rague, Chairman, Jambojet.

Additionally, the airline has acquired a new De Havilland Dash 8 - Q400 aircraft.

The new aircraft brings the total number of airplanes operated by Jambojet to six. It is also the first of four aircrafts that are expected this year to boost the airlines capacity as it looks to move into more African destinations. 

Jambojet Chief Executive Officer, Allan Kilavuka said: “We are excited about our growth prospects in the region. We have an aggressive plan to fly to more African destinations and this is why we are expanding our fleet.”

Currently, the airline flies to five local destinations namely Malindi, Ukunda, Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret and one regional destination -Entebbe, Uganda -from its hub in Nairobi. It also flies to Bujumbura, Burundi on behalf of the national carrier.