Friday, 7 March 2014

Fastjet Zambia planning to serve Johannesburg Once Operational

Fastjet Zambia will operate from Lusaka to Johannesburg O.R. Tambo once the airline is launched Fastjet Chief Commercial Officer, Richard Bodin, has revealed. In an interview with, Mr Bodin said plans for their new Zambian subsidiary were progressing well. "We are still very keen to establish an operation in Johannesburg O.R. Tambo," he added. "What we are currently working towards is to link our destinations with Johannesburg. Once we have established our base in Zambia, which we expect could be within the next three to six months, the very first route launched will be Johannesburg."

As previously reported, Fastjet Zambia is currently in the process of acquiring its Air Operators Certificate. "Zambia was chosen because obviously the market there offers great opportunities but also because the authorities there were very welcoming and keen. It is inevitable that countries with the most forward-thinking mentality are going to be the ones that attract us. And South Africa is certainly going to be a cornerstone," he added.

Bodin added that Fastjet was currently in talks with several countries over the possibility of their establishing a Fastjet franchise.
Source: ch-aviation

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