As part of efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of its passengers during travel, regional low-cost carrier Jambojet has introduced a raft of measures to ensure its passengers and crew are protected from contracting coronavirus during travel.
Jambojet acting chief executive officer, Mr. Karanja Ndegwa, said the measures taken include thorough sanitisation of aircrafts with industry approved detergent before and after each flight, paying extra attention to all touch prone areas. Additionally, the aircrafts have been fitted with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system that refreshes the air every three 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.
Additionally, temperature checks will be done on arrival at the airport and hand sanitisers will be provided at all customer touch points. All passengers and crew will be required to wear facemasks 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 so as to reduce touch.
“We are encouraging our customers to check-in online in order to minimise queues at the airport. We have also updated our boarding procedures, where passengers will be boarded by zone starting with those seating at the rear of the cabin,” he said.
Jambojet halted operations in April 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 in a bid to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Operations will resume once the ban is lifted.