fastjet has increased the number of flights on its growing international and domestic network from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania, in response to strong passenger demand.
The low-cost carrier now offers daily flights on its international routes from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, Harare and Lusaka, providing passengers with increased and more convenient travel options at affordable fares.
It has also doubled its flight frequency on the newly launched Dar es Salaam–Lilongwe route from two to four flights per week, which follows not long after the first flight took off between the two cities on July 29th 2015.
fastjet’s Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro to Entebbe routes remain at three times weekly schedules.
Domestically, the airline will now offer up to five daily flights from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, up to four daily flights linking Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro, two daily flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya, and daily flights between Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.
“We have always promised to increase the frequency on our routes as and when our customers demand it,” says Richard Bodin, chief commercial officer of fastjet.
“The increased frequencies emphasise our commitment to growing our network across Africa, making air travel easy, safe and affordable.”
The increased flight schedule is made possible by the introduction of additional aircraft into the Tanzanian fleet later this month, making the fleet a total of four A319 aircraft.
“We really are thrilled at the positive reception that fastjet has enjoyed across Africa,” said Bodin.
“With our low-cost fares, fastjet is making air travel more accessible than ever before, with many of our passengers being first time flyers who would otherwise not have been able to afford to travel by air.”