Fastjet News

Solenta takes stake in low-cost carrier fastjet

Solenta takes stake in low-cost carrier fastjet

5 January 2017 Airline News

African low-cost carrier fastjet has signed a conditional agreement with Solenta, a specialist African commercial aviation group based in Johannesburg, for the provision and operation of three wet-leased aircraft. The deal for the planes is on a full ACMI basis and includes the supply of other services over the next five years.

fastjet sells only aircraft for $8m

fastjet sells only aircraft for $8m

fastjet has entered into a binding agreement with Avtrade for the sale of its sole owned Airbus A319. The consideration is being satisfied in cash for US$8.0 million with a 10 per cent deposit payable on signature of the agreement and the balance on delivery. The agreement is subject to industry standard conditions precedent.

New leadership for African low-cost airline fastjet

New leadership for African low-cost airline fastjet

13 June 2016 Airline News

The board of fastjet has appointed of Nico Bezuidenhout as chief executive of the company. Bezuidenhout will take up his position and join the board as an executive director on August 1st, 2016. He will be joining fastjet from Mango Airlines, the low-cost carrier subsidiary of South African Airways, where he has been chief executive since Mango commenced operations ten years ago.

fastjet scoops top title at World Travel Awards

fastjet scoops top title at World Travel Awards

fastjet has won the title of Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline at the 23rd annual World Travel Awards held in Zanzibar, Tanzania. The globally recognised World Travel Awards set out to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry.

fastjet launches new Johannesburg-Victoria Falls flight

fastjet launches new Johannesburg-Victoria Falls flight

31 March 2016 Airline News

fastjet’s first flight between Johannesburg in South Africa and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe took to the skies earlier, marking an important milestone in the pan-African airline’s growth plans. The flight was fastjet’s first international route from Victoria Falls and was launched in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.

fastjet boosts Dar es Salaam-Nairobi flights

fastjet boosts Dar es Salaam-Nairobi flights

17 March 2016 Airline News Tourism News

fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya in response to strong passenger demand. From March 21st, fastjet will offer two daily return flights between each city every day of the week, making a total of 28 flights per week between Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

fastjet to introduce Johannesburg-Victoria Falls flights

fastjet to introduce Johannesburg-Victoria Falls flights

8 March 2016 Airline News Tourism News

fastjet has announced it will commence flights to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg on March 25th, 2016, in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market. Services between Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport will operate using fastjet’s modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 156 passengers.

fastjet launches Harare-Johannesburg low-cost flights

fastjet launches Harare-Johannesburg low-cost flights

8 February 2016 Airline News

fastjet’s inaugural flight between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa took off earlier, marking the low-cost airline’s newest international route in Africa. Flight FN8102 departed Harare International Airport at 06:15 and landed in Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport at 07:55. The return FN8108 flight from Johannesburg took off at 08:40 and was welcomed back to Harare at 10:15.