Jumia Travel has today announced the unveiling of Flights Services for travelers, a move that it said will boost its services reach. The launch comes to the continent at a time when the second African Aviation Summit is taking place in Rwanda.
Jumia, the N°1 online hotel booking company, is now offering both domestic and international flights by major airlines in the continent including Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, South African Airways, KLM, Flydubai, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, and Air Seychelles among others.
“It’s a new step for us as we aim to be the leading African Online Travel Agency, providing best customer experience for the travelers. It is also part of our broader program to create a one stop travel shop providing accommodation, packages, and flights all on the same platform, in a bid to streamline travel in Africa,” said Paul Midy, CEO of Jumia Travel.
Jumia Travel said it will be working in partnership with different partners including Amadeus. It said the service enables the customers to find, compare, and book flights, as well as buy air tickets online with ease directly from various Airline companies across the world.
“We want to offer to our customers, all payment options, credit card but also payment in cash or through mobile phone as well as the support of a local customer service available 24/24,” Alexander Burtenshaw Country Manager of Jumia Travel Ethiopia said.
Accounting for only 3% of the world’s air traffic, Africa portrays massive potential for growth in the coming years, especially due to the increasing demand from the rising middle class and the growing African economies.