OneJetOne to Launch Flights in August,No Frills

Kenya's International budget airline is set to launch flights in August.The airline was to launch inaugural flights in March this year but Kenyans will have to wait a little bit longer.

The airline has secured Chinese financing to the tune of Ksh.3.2billion($30million) to help finance its operations.

OneJetOne has had lots of controversy regarding the tendering process but the airline has been quick in managing its PR on Kenyan,African traditional media and various social media.OneJetOne was supposed to launch low cost flight to Johannesburg and London thereby giving Kenya Airways direct competition;a prospect that did not go well with KQ CEO Dr. Titus Naikuni.

OneJetOne seems keen on pursuing a pure low cost model,as CEO Arjun Ruzaik once said ,"We don't pretend to be an airline per se,customer service is far more important to us and its experience,our core strategy is price but we want to create fun out of it" Fun costs money,but OneJetOne promises to provide a no-frills business model;pure low cost."Why should a person flying minus luggage pay the same as another with over 20 kilogrammes of luggage?"says Ruzaik.

Other airlines like Fly540 might be caught in a pincer movement as flyers opt for either a pure legacy flight like Kenya Airways or pure low cost flight like OneJetOne.

The airline will now launch flights to Kisumu and Mombasa.It's rumored that inaugural flights to Mombasa will cost Ksh.1500($20)all inclusive.

Here is a video of a past interview OneJetOne CEO Arjun Ruzaik had with Terry Anne Chebet of CNBC Africa

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    The commercial flights are increasing their destination, but the Private Jet is more special and they do not even need a airport to land. They can even travel to any suburban location. Choose private jet if your location is uncommon.


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    we do need some competition in Kenya air space, it cost more to fly to Nairobi or Mombasa from Kisumu than to fly from London to any part of Spain.


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