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.
fastjet has been granted an Air Operator Certificate by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe. The AOC designates fastjet Zimbabwe as a Zimbabwean airline licenced to operate both domestic and international routes within and from Zimbabwe. fastjet Zimbabwe is now the second airline in the fastjet network.
fastjet operations in Tanzania have reported a record number of passengers in August 2015, carrying a total of 76,741 passengers during the month. The load factor for August was 75 per cent. The increase in passengers is in part due to the new routes to Malawi introduced in July 2015 and to increased frequency on some existing routes.
fastjet has increased the number of flights on its growing international and domestic network from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport, Tanzania, in response to strong passenger demand. The low-cost carrier now offers daily flights on its international routes from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, Harare and Lusaka, providing passengers with increased and more convenient travel options at affordable fares.
fastjet Tanzania’s first flight between Dar es Salaam and Lilongwe in Malawi took off earlier, marking the launch of the low-cost airline’s sixth international route in Africa. Flight FN209 departed Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport at 09:40 with Tanzanian government officials, local passengers and media on board.
fastjet has unveiled plans to increase its fleet this year as it seeks to expand its operations and add further routes to its network. With fastjet’s current fleet of three aircraft almost fully utilised, additional aircraft will be required to support the planned expansion of fastjet Tanzania and to facilitate the start-up of planned new fastjet operations in both Zambia and Zimbabwe.