Jambojet launches a gift voucher portal as the festive season jets in



Low cost carrier Jambojet has launched a gift voucher portal, which offers customers the opportunity to buy flight e-vouchers for friends, family and colleagues.

Available in USD and KES currencies, the vouchers, which are valid for up to six months, offer six value options ranging from $5 to around $500, which is ideal for either frequent fliers or one-off special occasions.

The portal was designed and implemented by global travel software consultants, Matchbyte.  Jambojet and Matchbyte have worked together since the airline’s launch in April, 2014. Earlier this year they have redesigned the website and implemented a Price Lock feature enabling passengers to hold air fares for a 12 month period.

“The e-voucher facility is a custom module which was built on the Joom|Air Content Management System”, explains Matchbyte’s chief executive officer, Dzulkiflee Taib.  “The platform integrates seamlessly with Jambojet’s back end reservation system, allowing passengers to book vouchers quickly and easily, as well as benefiting the passengers. The technology also allows Jambojet to easily and efficiently manage the e-voucher page, using the CMS”.

Jambojet chief executive officer Willem Hondius said that the airline was very proud of the low fares

“The airline is very proud of the low fares we have been able to offer the Kenyan market through our website, and we are delighted to launch the new gift voucher portal, just in time for the festive season”.

Jambojet operates from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to 7 destinations in Kenya.  Hondius recently reported a 17 percent increase in bookings, compared to December last year; with flights to Malindi and Ukunda recording 60 percent and 40 percent growth respectively.