Jambojet (JM, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta) has leased a Dash 8-400 from Abu Dhabi Aviation (AXU, Abu Dhabi Int'l) to cover the absence of one of two Q400s it has chartered from DAC East Africa (Nairobi Wilson).

The ch-aviation aircraft database shows 5Y-QHW (cn 4052) is currently away in Exeter where it has been since late last year. Its prolonged absence has caused severe disruptions to the LCC brand's operations.

"The delivery of the plane is expected to help the no-frills airline address the delays and stabilize its flight schedule across the country, especially the coastal routes including Ukunda (Diani), Malindi, and Lamu," Jambojet said in a press release.

The Emirati turboprop will begin operations once it has obtained the necessary approvals from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

Aside from the two Q400s sourced from DAC East Africa, Jambojet employs two B737-300s sourced from parent Kenya Airways (KQ, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta), and a E145, chartered from ALS - Aircraft Leasing Services (Nairobi Wilson).