Jambojet’s customers can now pay for their air tickets using Bonga Points following a partnership between the regional low-cost carrier and Safaricom (NSE: SCOM).
The partnership will allow Jambojet customers to redeem their Bonga Points to purchase air tickets to any of its six local destinations namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Diani, Malindi, Kisumu, and Eldoret.
“We are aware of the financial impact COVID-19 has had on many families. There are those who may want to travel but are cash –strapped. We want to provide options to the customers and tell them that they can still travel by redeeming Bonga Points,” said Titus Oboogi, Head of Sales & Marketing, Jambojet.
To pay for the flight ticket using Bonga Points, dial *126# select ‘Lipa Na Bonga Points’, then select ‘Pay Bill’. One will then be prompted to enter the Jambojet Pay Bill number, 737700, and account number, which is the Reference Number issued during booking. The customer will then be required to input the amount they want to pay via Bonga Points and get a response showing the number of points needed to pay the for the air ticket. If it isn’t the full ticket amount, the customer will receive a message advising them of the balance due.
Bonga is a loyalty scheme launched by Safaricom in 2007 to allow its customers to accumulate and redeem points based on the usage of services on its network.
“We have enhanced our Bonga loyalty scheme over the years to reward our customers for their loyalty to the Safaricom network. Through our partnership with Jambojet, we seek to provide our customers with more options in how they utilize the value of their Bonga points,” said Peter Ndegwa, CEO, Safaricom.
Last month, Jambojet introduced a Progressive Web App (PWA) to allow customers to book tickets, check-in, and access their boarding pass on their smartphones.
PWA, which is available on both Android and iOS, offers convenience to customers while streamlining processes, to save time and help reduce physical touchpoints. Unlike the standard mobile apps or the web, PWAs consume fewer data and are reliable even in uncertain network conditions.