According to Aviation Tribune, Jambojet, the low-cost subsidiary of Kenya Airways, has rescinded its decision to suspend flights to Lamu, an island off the country’s northern coast. This follows an announcement by the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority that the repair works on the runway at the Manda Airstrip have been completed.
Lamu is an important attraction forming part of the coastal tourism circuit. In 2015, the island, listed among the UNESCO World Heritage sites, hosted over 20,000 visitors.
Currently, Jambojet flies the Bombardier Dash-8Q400 aircraft which carries 78 passengers on the Lamu route. It launched flights to Lamu in March 2015 and has since seen passenger numbers rise despite capacity limitations.