Budget airline Jambojet is set to participate in the upcoming Skyteam sustainable flight event without burning a hole in its pockets.

Scheduled for May 26th, 2023, the Sustainable Flight Challenge (TSFC) will witness a round trip between Nairobi and Mombasa, focusing on promoting environmental consciousness among global airlines.

Jambojet expressed its commitment to developing sustainable solutions for this flight in collaboration with its partners. The airline aims to adopt these solutions across its operations, thereby optimizing its business practices while prioritizing the environment and the local community.

Karanja Ndegwa, the Managing Director and CEO of Jambojet, expressed their ongoing commitment to seeking inventive methods to improve operations and ensure sustainability across all areas. Ndegwa emphasized the significant value of the TSFC, highlighting its potential for collaboration, knowledge sharing, and continuous improvement alongside global airlines.

In its debut year, the Sustainable Flight Challenge united 19 airlines, facilitating 22 flights and resulting in an impressive 4.4 percent reduction in total CO2 emissions. Moreover, operational efficiency improved by 15 percent through various initiatives.

This year’s Challenge boasts participation from 22 airlines, all aiming to execute the most sustainable flights possible across 72 return journeys.

For its part, Jambojet plans to employ their De Havilland Dash 8-400 aircraft, known for its fuel efficiency, low carbon emissions per passenger, and overall eco-friendliness.

On May 26th, the designated flight, JM8604/5, will transport passengers from Nairobi to Mombasa. The airline has implemented specific measures to reduce CO2 emissions, promote circular economy practices, encourage sustainable food production, and support carbon offsetting.

As part of its sustainability program, Jambojet has invested in three carbon offsetting projects spanning Nairobi, Uasin Gishu, and Mombasa counties. Their long-term goal is to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.