Kenya's Jambo Jet starts operations

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New Kenyan low-cost carrier Jambo Jet carried out its first scheduled flight today.

The airline made its maiden voyage from its Jomo Kenyatta International airport base to Kisumu using a Boeing 737-300.

Jambo will initially operate purely domestic routes to Kisumu, Eldoret and Mombasa operating a fleet of two 737-300s sourced from parent company Kenya Airways.

It plans to expand to international destinations such as Bujumbura, Kigali, Dar-es-Salaam, Mwanza, Zanzibar, Kilimanjaro and Addis Ababa in due course.