Jambojet Readies Protocols for Flight Resumption

Jambojet Readies Protocols for Flight Resumption

Captain Pauline Bichanga at the cockpit of the newly unveiled De Havilland Dash 8-Q400.

Kenya’s Jambojet said Wednesday it has introduced safety protocols as it prepares to resume operations.

The new measures are to ensure its passengers and crew are protected from contracting the novel COVID-19 during travel.

Jambojet acting CEO, Karanja Ndegwa, said the measures taken include thorough sanitisation of aircraft with industry approved detergent before and after each flight paying extra attention to all touch prone areas. Additionally, the aircraft have been fitted with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system that refresh the air every 3 minutes.

 “We remain committed to ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees and customers from the moment they arrive at the airport to the time they land at their destination. Once we resume operations, we will ensure that we continue to follow the set guidelines by the Ministry of Health, WHO, IATA, and other relevant bodies,” said Mr Ndegwa.

Jambojet Readies Protocols for Flight Resumption

Additionally, temperature checks will be done on arrival at the airport, and hand sanitisers will be provided at all customer touchpoints. All passengers and crew will be required to wear facemask throughout the journey and observe social distancing on all queues and at the lounge. 

The Cabin Crew will assist passengers with opening and closing of the overhead bins to reduce touch.

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Jambojet halted operations on 7th April 2020 after the President of Kenya’s directive on cessation of movement by road, rail or air in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Operations will resume once the ban is lifted.