fastjet, Africa’s low-cost airline, has announced a global partnership agreement with the Expedia group, the world’s largest online travel company. fastjet flights will now be available to the millions of leisure and business travellers that shop for and book travel via the Expedia group’s extensive brand portfolio which includes leading brands such as, Expedia, the world’s largest full service online travel agency, Hotwire, a leading discount travel site, and Egencia, the world’s fifth largest travel management company serving business travellers in more than 60 countries.
fastjet has signed a global partnership agreement with the Expedia group. fastjet flights will now be available to the millions of leisure and business travellers that shop for and book travel via the Expedia group’s extensive brand portfolio which includes Expedia, Hotwire and Egencia.
fastjet has signed two agreements with partners in the travel industry, marking the launch of ancillary products on fastjet.com. The first, with Rentalcars.com parent company, TravelJigsaw, will offer low-cost car hire in Africa through fastjet.com, and the second will deliver competitively-priced online parking services in South Africa in partnership with Looking4Parking.com.
fastjet has announced the appointment of Jimmy Kibati as general Mmanager, East Africa. Kibati joins from Kenya Airways where he is currently acting commercial director. Working alongside the fastjet management team, he will be responsible for leading the airline’s expansion in East Africa.
fastjet has announced its passenger statistics for the month of January 2014, carrying 31,241 passengers in Tanzania and achieving a load factor of 60 per cent. The average yield per passenger was $88, compared to $46 in January 2013.
fastjet has announced the first fastjet flight between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Lusaka in Zambia was successfully completed. The event marks the launch of the low-cost airline’s second international route in Africa.
fastjet has said its integration with Hahn Air Systems’ e-alliance product was successfully completed and fastjet flights are now accessible through all key Global Distribution Systems, including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport. Following the successful integration, over 91,000 travel agents and tour operators worldwide can now access the entire fastjet network, either via the airline’s dedicated agent portal or through a GDS of their choice.
fastjet has revealed it is in discussions with the Zambian government with the intention of creating a fastjet operation based in Lusaka. The board see the business and political environment in Zambia as very progressive and fastjet’s discussions to date with the Zambian government, Tourist Board and other stakeholders have been very positive, said a statement.
fastjet has announced it is has signed two agreements that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights. The recently-signed agreement with flight comparison company Skyscanner will enable consumers to compare fastjet’s flight schedules and prices against those of other African carriers.
Fastjet has announced the launch of its second international route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Lusaka, Zambia. The launch coincides with celebrations marking one year of flight operations from fastjet’s main hub at Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere airport in Tanzania.
fastjet has announced it is increasing capacity on the newly launched Dar es Salaam to Mbeya (Songwe) route in response to very high demand from its customers. From November 24th a Sunday flight will be added to the existing timetable, and from December 17th fastjet will be operating an additional three flights per week, bringing the total number of flights per week between the two cities to seven.
fastjet’s first flight from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya in south west Tanzania departed on schedule. Mbeya is the fifth Tanzanian destination in the fastjet network, which already includes Dar es Salaam, Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Zanzibar.