Jumia Travel Launches Flight Booking to Take on Travelstart


Online hotel booking site Jumia Travel, has launched flight booking services for both local and international travelers across the world to up its inventory and maximize its revenues.

Jumia Travel will be directly competing with Travelstart and Booking.com

According to CEO of Jumia Travel, Paul Midy, “Just like accommodation, transport is an integral component of the travel and tourism industry, and therefore acts as a boost to customer convenience to have both services under the same ecosystem.”

Midy adds that the service is part of Jumia Travel’s broader programme to create a one stop travel shop for both our inbound and outbound customers.

Some of the local airlines listed under Jumia Travel flights programme include Jambojet, Fly540, and Fastjet while international freighters include Qatar Airways, Emirates, Air Arabia, and Turkish Airlines.

More than half of the continent’s international arrivals, which stood at 58 million in 2016, were made via air transport, and therefore great partnerships, collaborations and synergy will come in handy in supporting this exponential growth.

Despite the potential in the continent’s airspace, Africa only accounts for 3% of the global air traffic. However, projections point to a stable trajectory, with annual passenger growth poised to grow by 5.1% and cargo to 5.3% by 2030.

Jumia Travel flights service is working in partnership with different partners including Amadeus. To enable travelers to find, compare, and book flights, as well as buy air tickets online with ease from various Airline companies across the world.