Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Jambojet to lease two brand new Bombardier Q400s from Chorus Aviation

Jambojet Limited, a subsidiary of Kenya Airways has agreed a deal with Chorus Aviation for two brand new Bombardier Q400 turboprop aircraft that the Canadian Chorus will buy from the manufacturer and lease them to Jambojet.

Both aircraft are scheduled to be delivered and enter service during the second half of 2019 and will help the Kenyan airline further enhances its route network. "This agreement comes at a pivotal time in Jambojet's journey as we expand our footprint into the East Africa region and increase our frequencies to meet the high demand of affordable and quality air travel. We are looking forward to forging a strong relationship with Chorus for mutual growth." Willem Hondius, Chief Executive Officer of Jambojet, stated.

Steve Ridolfi, President of Chorus Aviation Capital, stated, "We are excited about the growth prospects for regional aviation in Africa and are particularly pleased to be working with Jambojet, a regional low-cost carrier based in Kenya, through this transaction." Once the deal is complete, Chorus Aviation Capital will have 13 lessees in 13 countries, two of which are based in Africa and in total, Chorus will have 80 aircraft on lease throughout the world.
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