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 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.
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 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’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 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 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’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.
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.
fastjet has operated its first flights to Kenya, with planes taking off from Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania bound for Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
fastjet Tanzania has been given clearance by the Kenyan government to operate flights between Kenya and Tanzania under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement between the two countries. The deal has previously been approved by the Tanzanian government, clearing the way for takeoff.
fastjet has announced that it will commence daily flights to Zanzibar from Johannesburg on January 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 Zanzibar’s Abeid Amani Karume International Airport will operate using fastjet’s modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 156 passengers.