Regional low-cost airline Jambojet and pan-African payments company Cellulant have partnered to award customers with over 600 discount vouchers, each worth Kshs 3,000. The vouchers will be available to all customers that sign up to Jambojet Rewards, the Jambojet loyalty program.
Jambojet has flown over 5 million passengers since its inception in 2014, and in April launched Jambojet Rewards, a loyalty program, where customers earn points each time they fly Jambojet.
“Over 70% of our customers book their tickets online, and pay for their tickets using mobile money. This partnership with Cellulant is another way to offer value to our loyal customers, some of whom fly up to 100 times in a year. Our customers have a chance of getting a Kshs 3,000 voucher to pay for part of their ticket when making a future booking,” said Karanja Ndegwa, the MD and CEO, Jambojet.
(TOP: Akshay Grover, Group CEO at Cellulant and Karanja Ndegwa, the MD and CEO, Jambojet).
To stand a chance to win the Kshs 3,000 discount voucher, one must have signed up for Jambojet Rewards online. Jambojet and Cellulant will select the winners at random, and reward up to 80 people weekly. The campaign will run in June and July, and will reward a total of 660 customers.
“We’re happy to further our long-standing partnership with Jambojet by enabling them to offer a seamless payment experience to their frequent customers,” remarked Akshay Grover, Group CEO at Cellulant. “In today’s digital world, as consumers become increasingly digital first, businesses that offer frictionless digital payment experiences gain a competitive advantage. This partnership reinforces our commitment to enabling businesses to thrive and we do so by providing relevant and alternative payment methods.”
Cellulant provides a digital payments platform – named Tingg – a one-stop payments gateway that makes it easy for businesses in Africa to make and receive payments in different currencies across multiple payment methods. Through the platform, businesses are able to deliver a seamless payment experience for their customers.
Cellulant powers payments for Jambojet which flies to 7 destinations from its primary hub in Nairobi to Mombasa, Malindi, Lamu, Diani, Kisumu, Eldoret and Goma in DRC. The airline also operates direct flights to Eldoret, Kisumu and Lamu from Mombasa. In May 2022, Jambojet launched flight packages with the Kenya Tourism Board to encourage travel during the low season.
Jambojet is a regional low-cost airline that flies to 7 destinations from its hub in Nairobi – Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi, Ukunda (Diani), Lamu, and Goma in Eastern DRC. The airline also operates 3 routes from its secondary hub in Mombasa to Kisumu, Eldoret, and Lamu. It also operates Cargo operations across all routes.
The airline, launched in April 2014 became the only low-cost carrier in Kenya to be awarded the coveted IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA registration) in July 2019. IOSA is an internationally recognized and accepted evaluation system designed to assess the safety, operational management, and control systems of an airline.
In August 2018, Jambojet was ranked the top airline in Africa with the youngest fleet by global aviation intelligence provider, ch-aviation. The airline is also the 2018 and 2019 winner of the De Havilland Canada Reliability Award for outstanding performance in dispatch reliability on the Dash 8-400 series in Africa and the Middle East. Since its inception, Jambojet has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first-time flyers accounting for about 30% of its customers.
In the seven and a half years of operations, the airline has achieved undeniable business growth; with a fleet comprising 6 brand new De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400 and flown over 5 million passengers. This number is set to grow as more travelers appreciate the benefits of low-cost flying, and as the airline expands its network in the region.
Cellulant is a pan-African payments company that provides locally relevant and alternative payment methods for global, regional and local merchants. Cellulant provides a single API payments platform, Tingg, which serves as a gateway that enables businesses to collect payments online and offline while allowing businesses anywhere in Africa and the world to deliver seamless payment experiences for their customers.
Through the Tingg platform, which integrates 46 mobile money operators, 150 million mobile money wallets, 211 connected banks and 75 million bank accounts across the continent; Cellulant helps stitch together the fabric of Africa’s commercial landscape, connecting banks, global, regional and local businesses. .
Today, Cellulant has an office presence in 18 countries with a payments platform connecting thousands of businesses with 257 payment options across 35 countries. The platform powers payments for 200 million consumers on a single inclusive network for interoperability across Africa.