Airlines Jambojet, Safarilink, and Renegade Air, which also flies to some of its fly 748 locations, will be delighted with the aviation company 748 Air Services’ decision to halt passenger flights in Kenya. They will now have more customers.
The airline that last week shut down service on the Nairobi-Kissumu route has now announced that it will also temporarily stop serving Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, and Maasai Mara as of March 1, 2023, a sign that operations have not gone as planned.
The route between Nairobi and Kisumu was one of the many that had low demand.
The airline claimed that by making the decision to temporarily halt domestic scheduled flights within Kenya, it will be able to focus all of its efforts on the humanitarian aviation sector, which is currently its primary business.
“We are only suspending the domestic flights until further notice,” said managing director Moses Mwangi told the Business Daily last week. Adding, “We intend to employ all our assets and staff in our core business. Our core business has always been humanitarian aviation with domestic scheduled flights contributing less than 10 percent of our business,” he said.
In June 2021, the airline began operating daily flights from Nairobi to Mombasa and Diani. Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), Terminal Two began offering two daily flights to Moi International Airport in Mombasa.
There has been a single daily flight for the Nairobi-Diani route from JKIA, Terminal Two to Ukunda Airport.
In May 2021, the airline began running passenger service on the Kisumu route out of its hub at Nairobi’s JKIA twice daily.
For a roundtrip flight, passengers on the route were paying an introductory rate of Sh10,700, which is considerably less than its rivals on the route.