Jambo Jet to launch in first quarter

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Jambo Jet is to start operations in the first quarter using a fleet of Boeing 737s, its chief executive Willem Hondius tells Flightglobal.

Hondius says further details about the low-cost carrier's launch will be made public in “due time”.

Earlier this month, the Kenya Airways subsidiary applied for and was granted licences to operate a variety of international routes to capital cities across Africa and on several domestic routes.

Hondius does not disclose where Jambo's fleet of 737s will come from.

Flightglobal's Ascend Online Fleets database shows that parent Kenya Airways currently has 15 737-300s in its fleet.