The No1 online hotel booking company is now offering 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 among others.
While speaking on the new development, CEO of Jumia Travel, Paul Midy said: “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
“The service (now available on travel.jumia.com/flights) enables our customers to find, compare, and book flights, as well as buy air tickets online with ease directly from various Airline companies across the world
“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 travelers,” added Midy.
The launch adds to Jumia Travel’s list of personalized services to its huge customer base both locally and internationally.
Accounting for only 3% of the world’s air traffic, the company projects that 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.