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Jambojet's new Dash 8 Q400 to support expanded flight schedule

Posted 29 May 2017 · Add Comment

Kenyan low-cost airline Jambojet has taken delivery of a new 78-seater Bombardier Dash 8 Q400 aircraft as it prepares to expand flight operations to cover some 25 destinations in eleven countries of the East African sub-region. By Oscar Nkala

The delivery of the next-generation turbo-prop aircraft has increased the budget carrier's fleet to five - with three Dash 8 Q400s and two Boeing 737s.

On May 23, Jambojet Chief Executive Officer Willem Hondius unveiled the new aircraft and said it would join the operations fleet within the next few weeks. He said the Q400 was an exceptional addition that would bring the best-in-class passenger experience. 

"The arrival of this new aircraft is a huge milestone for Jambojet. It demonstrates how committed we are to investing in growing our business and providing more choice, comfort and quality to our passengers. 

"We are definitely angling ourselves to fly our customers to more destinations and thus the new aircraft will help us increase capacity and fulfill our growth ambitions," Hondius said. 

Last week, Jambojet received Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA) certification to fly to new destinations within the country and regionally. New regional destinations include the South Sudanese capital Juba and the small Indian Ocean island of Comoros.

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