fastjet will commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo from July 20th. Ticket sales are already open on fastjet.com, fastjet shops and all travel agents, with a special Launch Fare starting at $59 taxes included.
Low-cost carrier fastjet is facing an uncertain future after a warning over funding prompted massive falls in its share price. The African budget airline warned it could go bust unless it received new cash.
fastjet and Mozambique Airlines have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore long-term commercial cooperation. The deal outlines several areas of cooperation between the airlines which are expected to significantly enhance commercial aviation in Mozambique.
Sylvain Bosc, chief commercial officer at low-cost African carrier fastJet, speaks to Breaking Travel News as the airline is recognised as the best on the continent by World Travel Awards.
fastjet has reinstated its flights between Johannesburg and Victoria Falls, with bookings showing very positive movement. At the same time, the low-cost carrier has launched its brand in Mozambique today.
fastjet has made “steady progress” in implementing stabilisation efforts, according to an update from the carrier.
Low-cost African carrier fastjet has recorded a group operating loss of US$64 million for the financial year to December 31st. The figure reveals losses widening from US$37.9 million the previous year.
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.