May 27, 2017: The Low-cost airline Jambojet has acquired a brand new Dash 8 Q400 jet to expand its operations into the East African region. The new aircraft has 78 passengers' seats, which will start its operations in the next few weeks. The delivery of the new aircraft comes barely three months after the no-frills airline leased another Dash 8 from Abu Dhabi Aviation to cater to the growing demand as well as stabilise its flight schedules within the country. Currently, the airline operates two Q400s and two Boeing 737s.

The next-generation turboprop aircraft is renowned for steep approaches and short take-offs. These features make it suitable for use in domestic airports such as Diani, Malindi and Manda, as well as other airports in the East African region with relatively short runways.

Willem Hondius, CEO and managing director of Jambojet, said, "That the NextGen Q400 has proven to be an exceptional addition to the carrier's fleet because of its best-in-class passenger experience, providing an exceptionally bright, comfortable cabin. This all adds up to a comfortable and enjoyable flying experience that passengers appreciate.

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 fulfil our growth ambitions."

Over the next quarter, new initiatives will be introduced to continuously improve the quality of service offering as well as eliminate unwarranted waiting times for passengers. Other improvements included a refreshed online booking portal that allows consumers to block fares for up to 24 hours, as well as access to a discounted bundle of travel extras, which includes 10kg cabin luggage, 15kg checked luggage, complimentary seat selection and change fee waiver for a free date change.

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