Jambojet Introduces High-tech Air Filtration System to Protect Passengers from COVID-19


Jambojet has one new and major measure to ensure that its passengers and crew are protected from contracting Coronavirus during travel.

Besides thoroughly sanitizing their planes with industry-approved detergents before and after each flight, Jambojet says it has fitted its aircraft with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system that refreshes air every three minutes.

HEPA systems are more efficient than other types of domestic air-cleaning devices, such as other mechanical air filters and electronic air filters.

The filtration system can theoretically remove at least 99.9% of dust, pollen, mold, bacteria, and any airborne particles with a size of 0.3 microns (µm). This ability makes the system so efficient.

Multiple health organizations recommend HEPA filtration for the capture of pathogens, microbial spores, and other contaminants in the air exhausted from patient isolation rooms.

“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,” says Jambojet acting CEO, Karanja Ndegwa.

Other than the filtration system, Jamboset says it will be performing temperature checks on arrival at airports. Basics such as hand sanitizers will be provided at all customer points.

Of course, all passengers and crew will be required to wear face masks throughout the flight and observe social distancing on queues and at lounges.

“We are encouraging our customers to check-in online on www.jambojet.com to minimize 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,” adds the CEO.

Jambojet will resume operations once the President lifts the ban on movement cessation through road, rail or air in and out of Nairobi, Mombasa, Kilifi and Kwale counties.