It is difficult to pinpoint which industry has suffered most because of COVID-19 but when I think about it, air travel is the first that comes to mind. Not that other businesses have not been hard hit, but airline businesses are high investment and logistically complex and they don’t have too much to do if they are not flying. Like they can’t convert aircraft to regional food delivery vessels on a whim. Or change route at the flip of a hat. Or go digital.
Jambojet halted operations on 7th of April 2020 after the President’s directive on cessation of movement in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Operations will resume once the ban is lifted.
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 the novel COVID-19 during travel.
In point by point, here’s what the airline intends to do:
- Thorough sanitization of aircraft with industry approved detergents before and after each flight, with particular attention to touch prone areas.
- All aircraft have been fitted with High Efficiently Particulate Air (HEPA) filtration systems that refresh the air every 3 minutes.
- Temperature checks on arrival at the airport.
- Provision of hand sanitizers at all customer touch points.
- Mandatory wearing of face masks for all passengers and crew through out the journey.
- Adherence to social distancing on all queues and at the lounge.
- To reduce touch, cabin crew will assist passengers with opening and closing of the overhead bins.
- Encouraging customers to check in online on www.jambojet.com to minimize crowding in queues at the airport.
- An updated boarding procedure where passengers will be boarded in an orderly manner and by zone starting with those seating at the rear of the cabin.