fastjet has signed two agreements with partners in the travel industry, marking the launch of ancillary products on fastjet.com.
The first, with Rentalcars.com parent company, TravelJigsaw, will offer low-cost car hire in Africa through fastjet.com, and the second will deliver competitively-priced online parking services in South Africa in partnership with Looking4Parking.com.
Commenting on the news, Ellis Cain-Jones, head of commercial at fastjet said: “Ancillary revenues are a key element of the low cost model and contribute to the airline’s revenues.
“These joint-ventures, together with our rapidly developing on-board retail offering, are the first of a very exciting list of customer-centric products fastjet expects to roll-out over the coming months.
“fastjet will also continue to work in each of the local markets in which it operates to identify uniquely local ancillary products that help promote local commerce and increase customer satisfaction.”
The joint venture with Looking4Parking will initially serve fastjet passengers flying between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam, offering parking at three sites at O.R Tambo International Airport.
The service will also be available in Cape Town and Durban, in preparation for fastjet’s expansion in the South Africa.
Opportunities to launch the secure parking service in other African airports where fastjet has a presence will also be explored, offering passengers this convenient service as part of the fastjet experience.
Initially, the service will be accessible via fastjet.com and will be fully integrated into the booking path later this year.