By Julius Musungu
Low-cost jet company Jambojet has suspended plans to fly directly from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Mogadishu over expensive insurance requirements.
The carrier, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways was to launch its direct flights to Aden Adde International Airport, Mogadishu this year, a move that was expected to boost trade with the Horn of Africa Nation.
”Plans to Launch Mogadishu Flights are not possible at the moment because the insurance is very high. We cannot deploy any asset on route mainly due to high insurance” Said Mr. Ndegwa the carriers acting Managing Director.
The carrier planned to depart JKIA at 6 am and fly back to Nairobi at 9.25 am to allow the Aircraft to be deployed on other local routes in Kenya with plans to Charge 24,470Kshs for a one-way route.