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fastjet off to flying start in African low-cost market

fastjet off to flying start in African low-cost market

6 December 2012 Airline News

fastjet, which commenced commercial flight operations one week ago in Tanzania, has reported it carried 6,884 passengers, with an average load factor of 85.4 per cent on its first flights. In addition, fastjet has sold 18,090 tickets to only two destinations with bookings now being taken as far out as March 2013.

fastjet boosted by Emirates rumours

fastjet boosted by Emirates rumours

5 December 2012 Airline News

fastjet has confirmed it is in talks with Dubai-based Emirates to potentially create a partnership. The Africa-based low-cost carrier launched commercial services in late November and has been seeking to expand its operations.

fastjet in talks for bankrupt South African airline 1time

fastjet in talks for bankrupt South African airline 1time

4 December 2012 Airline News

Following recent speculation in the South African press, fastjet has announced it is currently in negotiations with the provisional liquidator of 1time, the South Africa low cost airline which ceased trading last month. The negotiations, which have not yet concluded, and are subject to board, parent company, and regulatory approval, would allow fastjet to purchase 1time Airline from its parent company, 1time Holdings.

fastjet takes off, achieving a 78% load factor on first day

fastjet takes off, achieving a 78% load factor on first day

30 November 2012 Airline News

African low cost airline fastjet commenced commercial flight operations yesterday, with its first aircraft flying passengers from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, and Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Eight sectors were flown, carrying more than 900 paying passengers and achieving an average booked load factor of 78%. Three of the eight sectors flown exceeded a load factor of 90%.

fastjet launches commercial flight operations

fastjet launches commercial flight operations

29 November 2012 Airline News

fastjet, Africa’s first low-cost airline, commenced commercial flight operations today with its first aircraft flying passengers from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza in Tanzania. The fastjet A319 left Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere airport at 06:00 almost full to capacity; well over half the passengers on board paid USD$20 (excluding taxes and charges) for their seat.

fastjet unveils new aircraft ahead of launch

fastjet unveils new aircraft ahead of launch

27 November 2012 Airline News

fastjet has unveiled its first fully branded aircraft ahead of commencing flight operations in Tanzania in two days’ time. At an industry event in Dar es Salaam, government officials, fastjet executives and aviation experts watched the Fastjet Airbus A319 take to the skies for the first time.

fastjet inches closer to take-off

fastjet inches closer to take-off

22 November 2012 Airline News

fastjet has announced that, ahead of flight operations scheduled for next week, its first branded Airbus A319 has arrived at its base in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Full approval to operate the aircraft has been granted to the African low-cost carrier by the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority.

fastjet unveils new website

fastjet unveils new website

17 November 2012 Travel Technology News

African low cost carrier fastjet has unveiled a brand new website ahead of the airline’s first flight later this month. On-line internet booking is available through fastjet offices, travel agents and bank accounts.  Fastjet plans to add credit card and further innovative payment options over the coming months.