fastjet has confirmed its newest international routes will be from Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, South Africa.
The launch of these routes is as a result of fastjet Zimbabwe receiving clearance from the Zimbabwean and South African governments to operate flights between the two respective countries.
Return flights from Harare International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport will operate using fastjet’s Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 144 passengers.
The Harare/Johannesburg route will commence on February 1st and operate daily with an additional daily flight expected to be quickly added by fastjet as consumer awareness and demand increases for its affordable, safe, quick and on-time service.
Flights linking Victoria Falls to and from Johannesburg will initially be three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, commencing February 3rd.
The initial daily flights will depart from Harare at 06:15 and land in Johannesburg at 07:55, with a flight time of 1 hour 40 minutes.
The return flight from Johannesburg to Harare departs at 08:40, landing at 10:15 (all local times).
Finalised slots and timetables for the flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg are still to be confirmed by the respective airports, but are expected to be finalised this week.
These new South African flights from Harare and Victoria Falls mark the first international flights for fastjet Zimbabwe with the airline presently flying domestically between Harare – Victoria Falls.
“When fastjet Zimbabwe’s first flight took off just 12 weeks ago, we promised that we would make air travel more accessible than ever before, and today’s announcement is a further significant step in fulfilling that promise” said Richard Bodin, fastjet chief commercial officer.