fastjet has announced it is increasing capacity on the newly launched Dar es Salaam to Mbeya (Songwe) route in response to very high demand from its customers.
From November 24th a Sunday flight will be added to the existing timetable, and from December 17th fastjet will be operating an additional three flights per week, bringing the total number of flights per week between the two cities to seven.
Tickets for additional flights will go on sale today.
The route, which was launched on the November 1st, has to date achieved an average load factor of 97.5 per cent with a number of flights selling-out completely.
Commenting on the success of the route, fastjet chief commercial officer Richard Bodin said: “We are thrilled with the response to the launch of the Dar es Salaam to Mbeya route. Although we knew demand for the route was likely to be high, initial passenger numbers have certainly exceeded expectations.
“We are delighted to be able to once again meet our customers’ needs and add more capacity to this popular route.
“We are seeing solid demand for our recently launched international route from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg and are currently looking at increasing capacity on this route.”