Sunday, 1 December 2013

Fastjet Annouces new Lusaka Route

On the day of its 1 year anniversary, lowcost carrier FastJet announced the launch date for their second international destination out of their base in Dar es Salaam. The new route will be Lusaka, Zambia and flights are due to commence on February 1, 2014, subject to all regulatory approvals. FastJet will use their Airbus A319 for their next destination and has proposed to fly initially twice a week, joining Zambia’s Pro-Flight on the route. Cost for the ticket was given as approximately US Dollars 75, one way, and in typical FastJet style subject to all regulatory fees and taxes.

"We are incredibly pleased that, in accordance with our planned growth strategy, the roll-out of our international route network is now gaining real momentum and we are fulfilling our promise to the people of Africa to democratise air travel across the continent.  We look forward to bringing the benefits of affordable, high-quality air travel to the people of Zambia" Ed Winter, Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of fastjet, said.

Mr Winter is understandably chuffed about the latest development of the fast-growing airline. "We are immensely proud of our achievements over the past year. It is not only the hard work and dedication of our people that has made our first year a success, but also the overwhelming support of our passengers and the Tanzanian government, whom we would like to wholeheartedly thank," fastjet said.
Overcoming a number of challenges, fastjet has established itself as a reliable, affordable low-cost carrier. Over the past year, it has seen consistently strong passenger numbers and load factors, and maintained excellent punctuality and reliability records. The airline has carried over 355,000 passengers throughout its domestic network in Tanzania and internationally to Johannesburg, South Africa.

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