Jambojet has achieved a 90 per cent on-time performance in the months of September and October across its network mainly driven by its new efficient fleet.
The September and October on time performance (OTP) average is a six per cent (6%) higher compared to 84 percent average in August, 2017. In the past seven months the airline has maintained an average OTP of 85 percent. OTP is based on flights taking off and landing within 15 minutes (an industry benchmark), of the scheduled times in the six destinations serviced by the budget airline.
Jambojet CEO, Willem Hondius said; “We are well over our target of 80% which is considerably better than the industry average. Without a doubt, this is a very good sign as we go into the peak festive season”.
“Evidently, our investment in the two new Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircrafts has enabled us to deliver a very reliable flight schedule across the country and live upon the expectation of customers” Mr. Hondius explained.
In the nearly four years of operation, the no-frills low cost airline has achieved undeniable business growth; increased numbers of routes from four to six, increased frequency of flights due to fleet expansion and flown over two million passengers. Currently, Jambojet operates 75 flights per week to on its domestic routes from Nairobi to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani)
The airline which has a codeshare agreement with Kenya Airways for its flights to Malindi, Ukunda (Diani) and Eldoret is expecting delivery of an additional two new Bombardier aircrafts later on this year to complement its existing fleet as they gear up to soaring into the regional skies.
Jambojet, a low cost airline, currently flies to six domestic destinations; Nairobi to Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda (Diani). The no-frills airline, launched in April 2014, has enabled affordable air travel for all, with first time flyers accounting for about 30% of its customers. In the four years of operation, the no-frills airline has achieved undeniable business growth; increased frequency of flights due to fleet expansion and having have flown over 2,000,000 passengers. This number is set to grow as more Kenyans and foreigners appreciate the benefits of low cost flying. Jambojet also launched their CSR arm dubbed Off Chocks in 2016, through which it wishes to advance the education agenda in the regions within which it operates in.