fastjet has announced the first fastjet flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Lusaka in Zambia was successfully completed.
The event marks the launch of the low-cost airline’s second international route in Africa.
Sales have been exceedingly strong since the launch of this route in early January, and the first flight from Lusaka was full.
Services between Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport will initially operate twice a week.
fastjet expects to increase the frequency of flights on this route in line with consumer demand, as more people make use of its safe, affordable and on-time service.
Commenting on this new route, Ed Winter, interim chairman and chief executive of fastjet, said: “fastjet has been able to expand its international network by working closely with the governments of Tanzania and Zambia, who understand and value the positive impact that low-cost air travel can have on the lives of their citizens and the general economy.
“With their help in making this new route possible, we have added momentum to fastjet’s vision of democratising air travel on the African continent.
“We believe that this will lead to more affordable fares and greater cost efficiencies for passengers, businesses and governments.”