No frill airline Jambo jet has selected the bombardier q400 plane for fleet renewal and expansion on regional routes as it aims to stamp its authority on the low cost flying routes in the region. Jambo jet, a subsidiary of troubled carrier Kenya airways will lease the two planes from Ilyushin finance company, a Russian leasing firm and is expected to take delivery of the first leased q400 aircraft in May 2017, and the second aircraft later in the year. The delivery of these two aircraft will increase the fleet of q-series turboprops in Africa to over 120 aircraft including about 70 q400 aircraft. Kenya airways say the q400 aircraft’s performance has exceeded its expectations on all fronts, with its low operating costs and best-in-class passenger experience. Plane manufacturer bombardier has recorded firm orders for a total of 573 q-400 aircraft.