Jumia Travel Launches Flight Services

In a move to boost its service offerings in Africa, Jumia Travel has announced the unveiling of its Flights Services for travelers.

The online hotel booking company said the service is part of the broader programme to create a one stop travel shop providing accommodation, packages, and flights all on the same platform.

With this development, the company now operates as an online travel agency and offers both domestic and international flights by major airlines in the continent including: Arik Air, Dana Air, Medview Airline, South African Airways, Kenya Airways, Rwandair Express, Qatar Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, KLM, Fly Dubai, Turkish Airlines, Air Arabia, and Air Seychelles.

According to the CEO of Jumia Travel, Paul Midy, the company as an online travel agency, will be working in partnership with different partners including Amadeus. The service (now available on travel.jumia.com/flights) 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.

“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.

“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 24/7,” said Paul Midy.

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.

“Jumia Travel aims at capitalizing on a market that is progressively driving hospitality demand in the continent. With the International Air Transport Association, ‘IATA’ predicting a strong growth of 4.8% in passenger numbers in Africa in the next 5 years, this confirms our strategic commitment to provide infinite travel solutions to travellers,“ added Midy.

It would be recalled that the company recently launched its holiday packages which it said is aimed at fostering domestic tourism in Africa.


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