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Jambo jet to expand in East African region

28 September 2014, 06:56 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - Jambo jet airline has announced that it will extend its routes to the entire East African Region by 2015.

Speaking to the press at Moi International Airport in Mombasa, Jambo jet Managing Director, Willem Hondius said the airline plans to launch its flights in East Africa after posting a positive signal from the local passengers in Kenya.

“Our main objective is to establish ourselves in Kenya and also increase our destinations before we move to Kigali, Zanzibar, Entebbe and Tanzania," said Honduis.

In marking the World Tourism Day, the airline awarded 99 people with a one-day all expenses paid for trip to Mombasa after winning the social media campaign dubbed #occupyjambojet.

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Hondius said they launched the campaign to promote domestic tourism in Kenya and encourage Kenyans who have never flown on their routes to travel.

The campaign saw a professional photographer, James Quest crowned the winner, giving him an opportunity to mobilize 99 others on a fun day out Voyager beach resort.

Present at the airport in welcoming the winners was the Mombasa Executive Cabinet Secretary for Tourism Development, Joab Tumbo who reassured the domestic market that Mombasa is a safe destination for business.

Tumbo lauded the Jambo jet campaign saying it will promote local tourism and restore faith to the international tourists that Mombasa is a safe destination to visit.

The #occupyjambojet campaign, launched on September 12 on Twitter, has seen the airline grow its online footprint exponentially.

The airline has also awarded the other top 14 captains to fill their manifests with a free return ticket to a local destination.

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