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 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.
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.
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, 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 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 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.
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.
Africa’s first pan African low cost carrier fastjet has unveiled its new brand and plans to begin selling tickets next week ahead of the airline’s first flight this month.
African low cost airline FastJet has expanded its aircraft fleet, signed a maintenance contract with a leading aircraft maintenance company and further strengthened its management team ahead of the airline’s planned launch next month.