fastjet, the first pan African low-cost carrier, has acknowledged recognition of its services by the Tanzanian government in a leading national Tanzanian newspaper today.
fastjet has been operating in Tanzania since November 2012 in close cooperation with local transport authorities and government.
Speaking to the Daily News, a leading Tanzanian newspaper, deputy minister for transport for Tanzania, Charles Tizeba said: “Having an airline that provides affordable fares for the majority of the people is what matters to the government.”
Commenting on the statement, fastjet chief executive Ed Winter said he was “incredibly pleased” with the praise.
Winter added: “This solid foundation strengthens the ongoing negotiations with other governments across Africa keen to introduce a safe, reliable and affordable airline.”