By Edna Mwende
Jambojet has been awarded the highly esteemed Bombardier Reliability Award for the year 2018 for observing timeliness in its scheduled departure trips, where take off within a 15-minute margin between actual and scheduled departure time are considered as having departed on time.
The budget airline was among 13 airlines around the world to get awarded for observing their departure time, making it the first African carrier this year to receive this award.
In a news report by the Business Daily, Jambojet has one of the highest on-time performance in Kenya, at 81 percent and the award comes shortly after the airline leased four aircrafts for the next 10 years as it seeks to reach more destinations around the continent.
“This has been a big year for Jambojet with major milestones in the five years since our establishment,” the airline’s Chief Executive Allan Kilavuka is quoted as having said in the news report by the Business Daily.
Mr. Kilavuka continued to say that the award was a testament of their commitment to deliver on their core values of safety, reliability and affordability.
Jambojet has been expanding its reach in the region with the airline having launched the Uganda route in February of 2018; a move that saw it enjoy immense success over the one year that they have been in business on the said route.
The airline is in the process of expanding its footprint in the African continent with conversations already underway with individual governments to seek approval to operate in other countries including Juba in South Sudan and Goma in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Jambojet has flown over 3 million passengers to various destinations since its inception five years ago.