Jam­bo­jet im­proves its record on punc­tu­al­ity

Business Daily (Kenya) - - CORPORATE NEWS - Stel­lar Mu­rumba smu­rumba@ke.na­tion­media.com The air­line ex­pects de­liv­ery of two new air­craft later this year

Jam­bo­jet achieved a 90 per cent on-time-per­for­mance (OTP) in Septem­ber and Oc­to­ber mainly driven by a new fleet, records show.

The low-cost car­rier recorded a six per cent higher av­er­age of OTP in the two months af­ter record­ing 84 per cent in Au­gust.

OTP is an in­dus­try bench­mark cal­cu­lated based on flights tak­ing off and land­ing within 15 min­utes of the sched­uled time.

“We are well over our tar­get of 80 per cent 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,” said Jam­bo­jet chief ex­ec­u­tive Willem Hondius. “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 up to the ex­pec­ta­tion of cus­tomers.”

The air­line has main­tained an av­er­age OTP of 85 per cent in the past seven months, Mr Hondius said.

Jam­bo­jet has in its nearly four years of op­er­a­tion in Kenya in­creased its routes from four to six, with in­creased fre­quency of flights due to fleet ex­pan­sion.

It cur­rently op­er­ates 75 flights per week on its do­mes­tic routes from Nairobi to Mom­basa, El­doret, Kisumu, Malindi and Ukunda.

The air­line, which has a code-share agree­ment with Kenya Airways for do­mes­tic travel, ex­pects de­liv­ery of two new air­craft later this year.


UPBEAT Jam­bo­jet CEO Willem Hondius.

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