Jambojet, a regional low-cost carrier has announced the resumption of flights to five local destinations on 15th July 2020 after President Uhuru Kenyatta eased Covid-19 restrictions including the ban of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Mandera counties.
The Ministry of Transport had already developed protocols that would be put in place after the cessation of movement was lifted in order to make sure it was safe to commence commercial air transport.
The airline says it will operate 3 daily flights to Mombasa, 2 to Kisumu, 2 to Eldoret, 1 to Malindi, and 4 weekly flights to Diani. The frequencies will be reviewed regularly to respond to the changes in demand across the markets.
“Since we halted operations back in April, we have been working with the Government of Kenya and the authorities to ensure that we create a safe environment for our customers when we get back to the skies. We want to assure our customers that we will follow the safety guidelines put in place to offer our customers a safe and pleasant flying experience,” Jambojet acting Managing Director, Karanja Ndegwa stated.
Ndegwa also said that that the measures Jambojet has taken, are in-line with the Protocols for Air Travel that were developed by the Ministry of Transport, The Kenya Airports Authority and other Aviation players and promised safety will bey key priority
The measures include thorough sanitization of the aircrafts with industry approved disinfectants before and after each flight. Additionally, the aircrafts will contain a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration system that refreshes the air every 3 minutes.
All passengers and crew will also be required to wear a face mask throughout the journey and practice no contact. Additionally, temperature checks will be done on arrival at the airport, and hand sanitizers will be provided at all customer touchpoints.
Jambojet halted operations back in April after President Uhuru’s directive on cessation of movement by road, rail or air in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties to stop the spread of COVID-19.
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