The three-year journey to get low-cost airline FastJet into Nairobi now seems to be nearer to its goal following the licensing of FastJet Kenya to operate domestic air services between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kisumu, Eldoret, and Wajir.
However, they were not granted other rights they had applied for to fly from Nairobi to international destinations including Lusaka Harare Lilongwe and Entebbe that they serve from their current base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Still, it’s a start. In the three years since they were established JamboJet (one by Kenya Airways) has established itself as a reliable true low-cost carrier in the country, while one of the main local airlines Jetlink has since gone out of business, leaving Fly540/Fly-SAX as the only other domestic airline with regular services to the main airports around the county. JamboJet also have designs on flying to neighboring countries, but an approval discussion was deferred in their case.
Sunday, November 08, 2015