fastjet has announce that, as part of its plans to grow its footprint in sub-Saharan Africa, it has received an Air Service Permit from the ministry of transport and infrastructural development Zimbabwe. The department is responsible for administering the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe. This is a significant step towards the company obtaining an Air Operating Certificate and its plans to launch fastjet Zimbabwe in due course.
fastjet Tanzania, the low-cost pan-African airline, is celebrating the major milestone of flying one million passengers across the African continent. This milestone, coming shortly after the airline’s second birthday celebration in November 2014, represents another significant achievement for the low-cost airline as it is embraced into the hearts and minds of travellers in Tanzania and further afield across east and southern Africa.
fastjet is celebrating two years of providing low-cost air travel across Africa. The airline began commercial flight operations in November 2012, flying passengers from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza in Tanzania on its A319 aircraft. Since then, it has expanded its network with the introduction of its third domestic route to Mbeya in Tanzania, and launched its international route network with flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg in South Africa, Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe and Entebbe in Uganda.
fastjet’s inaugural flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Entebbe in Uganda took off earlier, marking the launch of the low-cost airline’s fourth international route in Africa. Flights between Dar es Salaam and Entebbe take off on Tuesdays and Thursdays until September 25th, with frequency doubling to Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays from September 29th.
fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, is launching flights between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Entebbe, Uganda. Entebbe is fastjet’s fourth international destination and the new route will be the only direct air link between the two African capitals. Tickets for the new route go on sale today.
fastjet has incorporated a company in Kenya, to be known as fastjet Kenya, as part of its goal to launch a Kenyan base. Further, fastjet Kenya has submitted its Air Service Licence application to the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority.
fastjet has announced its passenger statistics for the month of July 2014, revealing operations in Tanzania carried a total of 52,839 passengers and achieved a load factor of 73 per cent. When compared with the same month last year, the number of passengers carried has increased by 69 per cent.
fastjet has announce that its inaugural flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Harare in Zimbabwe took place earlier, marking the launch of the low-cost airline’s third international route in Africa, and the only direct air link between the two African capital cities. Forward bookings for the twice-weekly flights are well ahead of management expectations and with the first flights from Zimbabwe already operating to full capacity, fastjet has decided to add a third rotation which will go on sale today.
fastjet has announced it has signed an agreement to dispose of its holding in Fly 540 Kenya, the loss-making investment it inherited as part of the acquisition from Lonrho Aviation, to Don Smith, a director of Fly 540 Kenya. The agreement wholly removes Fly 540 Kenya from the fastjet group.
fastjet will begin operating services between Tanzania and Zimbabwe in August as it expands its international route network across Africa. The airline will launch a twice weekly operation from Dar es Salaam to Harare with tickets available from today for as low as US$50, significantly cheaper than fares from operators offering non-direct flights between the two cities.
fastjet has confirmed two of its loss-making Fly540 businesses are being restructured with the objective of increasing shareholder value. The Fly 540 businesses operate on a traditional airline model and not the fastjet low cost model.