Posted on: 31 March 2015 by Ross McSweeny
Jambojet (the low-fare subsidiary of Kenya Airlines) has become the second African carrier this year to add service with a Bombardier Q400.
The aircraft, chartered from DAC Aviation, will fly to Jambojet’s three new destinations in Kenya’s coastal region – Lamu, Malindi and Ukunda – from the carrier’s base at Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
“Launching operations with the technologically advanced Q400 aircraft will allow us to implement our growth strategy as we strive to open new destinations in the East African region to respond to the anticipated increased demand in business and leisure travel,” commented Willem Hondius, CEO, Jambojet.
“We are very familiar with Bombardier’s Q-Series turboprops and CRJ regional jets and can attest to their reliability and cost efficiencies since we have owned and successfully deployed several for many years,” said Warren Feschuk, DAC Aviation’s CEO. “The Q400 aircraft continues this tradition of regional air transport excellence and has proven its operational capability in Africa’s hot, topographically diverse landscape. It is an excellent asset in our portfolio and offers the most seats in its class. We are confident that it will meet and even exceed Jambojet’s operational requirements.”