fastjet has said tickets for its new domestic route from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya in Tanzania are now on sale.
Flights to the new Songwe airport on fastjet’s signature Airbus A319 aircraft will commence on November 1st and initially operate three times a week.
The newly-developed Songwe airport serves not only the city of Mbeya, but also the densely populated cross-boarder regions of northern Zambia and Malawi.
Commenting on the launch, Ed Winter, fastjet chief executive said: “We have been inundated with requests from passengers for fastjet to operate a service on this route, and are extremely pleased to be launching ticket sales today, building on the success of our existing Tanzanian operation.”
“The government of Tanzania has invested a considerable sum to develop this brand new airport and the regeneration of its infrastructure is due to be completed in October, allowing us to commence flights on the November 1st.”
fastjet chief commercial officer Richard Bodin added: “The launch of flights between Mbeya’s Songwe airport and Julius Nyerere airport in Dar es Salaam demonstrates that we are committed to delivering on our promise to the Tanzanian population to fly to airports that are sufficiently developed to accept our modern jets.”