fastjet continues to see rapid gains in Tanzanian market

fastjet continues to see rapid gains in Tanzanian market

fastjet has announced its passenger statistics for the month of July 2014, revealing operations in Tanzania carried a total of 52,839 passengers and achieved a load factor of 73 per cent.

When compared with the same month last year, the number of passengers carried has increased by 69 per cent.

Month on month, capacity has risen by eight per cent with 72,355 seats flown in July compared to 67,425 in June. 

Revenue per passenger was very strong with a 22 per cent increase month on month.

Punctuality for the month remained excellent, with 94 per cent of flights arriving on time, despite the extra flights.

Ed Winter, chief executive, fastjet said: “I am delighted to see our capacity continue to rise as we maximise the utilisation of resources, particularly aircraft. 

“This month’s eight per cent increase follows the 12 per cent increase in capacity announced last month and the 11 per cent increase announced in May.

“This is in line with our plans to almost double utilisation between quarter one and quarter three.

“August will see a further uplift in capacity with the introduction of flights to Harare in Zimbabwe, which have already moved from two to three flights per week following strong demand, and further additional frequencies on domestic routes.

“I am particularly pleased that we have achieved such a high load factor and made significant unit revenue gains despite the fact that all but four days in the month fell within Ramadan, when both business and leisure activities decrease considerably.”