Jambojet achieves close to a million first time flyers as it marks 5th year anniversary

Jambojet Non-Executive Director, Caroline Armstrong, presents a dummy flight ticket to the winner, Williams Maguga, a blogger. Looking on is, the MC, Mwaniki Mageriah.

Regional low-cost carrier, Jambojet has enabled close to a million people fly for the first time since its inception five years ago.

Speaking during celebrations to mark the airlines 5th year anniversary, CEO, Allan Kilavuka said the airline which has flown over 3million passengers to various destinations is committed to continue to improve on its key values of reliability and safety.

Presently, Jambojet’s on time performance (OTP) stands at 86 %, one of the highest in the Kenyan market.

“Safety is a principal requisite in our industry. Our customers need the assurance that they can travel comfortably, affordably and securely to any of our destinations. As we expand our operations into the African market, we are keen to offer value beyond convenience and affordability. Our core promise to our customers and partners is reliability and safety,” Mr. Kilavuka said.

According to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Kenya’s air safety score was at 78 percent in 2017, a 16 percent improvement from 2008, placing it seventh in Africa.

 Last year, Jambojet launched its first regional route to Entebbe, Uganda.

“We are in talks with various governments in the African market as we look to expand our operations to markets such as Bujumbura, Juba, Kigali, Zanzibar, Mwanza and Kilimanjaro. We believe once we have further liberalisation of the skies, we will be able to expand our operations even further,” Mr. Kilavuka said.

Transport Chief Administrative Secretary Dr Chris Obure said: “We are proud of the achievements Jambojet has had in its five years of operation. The airline has been particularly instrumental in shaping the low cost model which has allowed many Kenyans to fly.”