Jambojet gets IATA operational safety nod
Low-cost carrier Jambojet has acquired operational safety registry with the International Air Transport Association (IATA).
The move recognises that the carrier services meet internationally accepted standards.
The Kenya Airways subsidiary expects the receipt of the new registration to boost the carrier’s regional expansion drive by enhancing the safety guarantee for consumers.
“Safety is a principal requisite in our industry. Our customers need the assurance that they can travel comfortably, affordably and securely to any of our destinations,” said Jambojet CEO Allan Kilavuka.
“As we expand our operations into the region, we are keen to offer value beyond convenience and affordability. Our core promise to our customers and partners is reliability and safety and undergoing the IOSA audit adds to this commitment,” he added.
The IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) is designed to create an efficient and standard assessment of airline operations across the globe.
This by ridding off redundant and cost ineffective audit processes.
The guidelines also provide for the continuous updating of standards to reflect regulatory revisions and industry best practices.
Jambojet becomes the second domestic carrier to capture the safety credentials after Kenya Airways (KQ).
The approval will be a feather in the cap for the domestic carrier which in 2018 won the Bombadier Reliability Award.
Jambojet which has its base at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) operates six local routes including Malindi, Kisumu, Eldoret and Ukunda.
Its single regional destination in Entebbe, Uganda.
The region-based carrier had a turnover of Ksh. 3.8billion two years ago and with passenger numbers at 590,000.
Its eyes are firmly fixed on expanding to the greater Eastern African region begin with operations in Burundi’s Bujumbura.