Jambojet has scooped the ‘most reliable dash 8-400 operator in Africa and Middle East’ award. The award recognizes operators of Dash 8 Series turboprops who achieve the highest rates of dispatch reliability. This is the percentage of flights that depart within a specified time of the scheduled departure time. Airlines global standard uses a fifteen -minute margin between actual and scheduled departure time for a flight to be considered as having departed on time.
Jambojet acting managing director Karanja Ndegwa said: “Winning this award shows our competitiveness and commitment to giving the best customer experience. We assure our customers that once we resume operations after the current restrictions on movement are lifted, we are prepared to offer even better services in the new normal.” The airline is among five others from Europe, North America, Asia Pacific and Oceania to win the accolade, specifically on its fleet of the DASH 8-400 Aircraft Programme.
While announcing this year’s recipients of the award, De Havilland Canada’s chief operating officer, Todd Young said: “We heartily congratulate our eight award recipients, whose high rates of dispatch reliability exemplify the very best of our collaborations.” In 2019, Jambojet was among thirteen airlines from around the world to be recognised for its outstanding performance. It was also the first airline in Africa to be showcased at an international air show (the 2019 Dubai air show). Moreover, it was ranked as the top airline in Africa with the youngest fleet in a report by global aviation intelligence provider ch-aviation.