ARTICLES RELATING TO FASTJET

fastjet hopes to secure funding in 2015

2014-11-14 10:44

Budget airline fastjet says it expects to secure funding for its operations early next year and that it has received permits to operate flights in Zambia.

fastjet launches fourth international route

2014-09-01 09:16

With its sights set on becoming the first pan-African budget airline, fastjet has launched yet another international route.

Fastjet CFO resigns

2014-07-01 09:08

Budget airline fastjet has announced that its chief financial officer Angus Saunders has stepped down for personal reasons.

Fastjet's revenue more than doubles

2014-06-26 11:58

African budget airline Fastjet's revenue has more than doubled as lower fares lured a large number of first-time flyers.

New African budget airline launches with ridiculously low fares

2014-06-20 11:28

FlyAfrica.com plans to start a revolution within the industry by scrapping fuel surcharges, which it calls "double charging by airlines to hide the true cost of travel".

Fastjet to offer hotel bookings via its website

2014-06-18 11:44

Fastjet has edged closer to dynamic bookings by entering into a pan-African hotel partnership agreement with Expedia partner, Venere.com.

Fastjet joins forces with Proflight Zambia

2014-04-03 12:58

Passengers are now able to travel to 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania, following Pan African low cost airline fastjet's new alliance.

fastjet eyes daily Lusaka route

2014-02-18 14:36

Low cost pan-African airline fastjet says it is increasing capacity on its recently launched Dar es Salaam to Lusaka (Zambia) route in response to strong demand from its customers.

fastjet confirms plans to expand to Zambia

2014-01-17 11:20

Low cost airline fastjet is in discussions with the Zambian government to move the airline's base to Lusaka.

fastjet partners with worldwide distribution channels

2014-01-08 15:07

fastjet, Africa's low cost airline, has announced that it has signed two agreements that will allow travel agents worldwide to access and sell its flights.

Business is booming - fastjet

2013-12-17 15:35

Fastjet says its flight punctuality remains excellent with 98% of flights on time, and 11% of customers in Tanzania are paying only $20 plus tax for their flights.

fastjet launches second international route

2013-11-29 11:21

Celebrating its one year anniversary, fastjet has announced the launch of its second international route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Lusaka, Zambia.

fastjet’s first international route takes off

2013-10-18 09:05

fastjet's inaugural flight between Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam kicks off on Friday and while you may need to pay for baggage, the ticket price is a great deal cheaper than SAA, the only other operator on the route.

fastjet: It's all systems go

2013-10-14 12:47

fastjet, Africa's first low cost airline, has cleared the SA department's Foreign operator requirements and will start its first international flight to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport on Friday.

New airline plans to fly daily from Cape Town to London Gatwick

2013-10-07 09:19

A new Botswana-based start-up, Kalahari Airways, is looking to offer passengers travelling to London an alternative route that avoids what it considers to be the inconvenience of transiting through Johannesburg.

SA Express takes on Airlink

2013-09-27 15:30

The gloves are off in the South African airline industry with SA Express taking on Airlink on its money-spinner routes.

fastjet delay: Passengers to get full refund

2013-09-26 12:50

New pan-African budget airline fastjet, due to start flying from Friday, has had to postpone its launch.

fastjet tickets to go on sale

2013-07-31 08:25

African low-cost carrier fastjet has announced tickets sales for its first international route between Tanzania and South Africa are now open.

fastjet granted SA flight route

2013-06-14 11:02

fastjet has been granted permission to launch international flights from Tanzania to South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda marking a major step towards establishing the first-ever pan-African low-cost network.

Infographic: fastjet's journey so far

2013-05-30 11:47

New kid on the African budget airline block, fastjet, recently did a customer satisfaction survey. Check out the results charted on this infographic. Federal Air, which is best known for flying the well-to-do between game eserve,

Zuma didn't know about Blockbuster deal

2013-04-28 15:45
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President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward denies using his father’s name to ease his entry into South Africa’s low-cost airline market.

Zuma’s son backs new budget airline

2013-04-24 11:51
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London-based group FastJet has abandoned plans to resuscitate 1time and is pursuing a new business venture in SA, backed by President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward.

Africa airline to negotiate for 1time

2013-03-09 10:51

Management of low-cost African airline, Fastjet, will meet with the liquidator of South Africa's 1time in a bid to re-launch the airline, the company says.

fastjet looks to launch Joburg route

2013-01-25 08:28

Building on the success of its domestic operation in Tanzania, fastjet has revealed that it plans to launch regional flights to three new destinations, including Johannesburg.

Fastjet agrees to buy 1time for R1

2012-12-20 12:50

Low-cost airline Fastjet has signed an option agreement to acquire the defunct 1time Airlines, which could see it operating domestic and regional flights in SA.

 

fastjet shows strong growth in passenger numbers

2014-09-30 10:23

Low cost African airline fastjet continues on its path of expansion it shows at the announcement of its interim results.

fastjet launches third international route

2014-08-06 09:31

Lengthy layovers and extended road trips are now a thing of the past for those travelling between Dar and Harare.

Fastjet cheapest airline in Africa - survey

2014-06-30 12:41

Fastjet has been named the cheapest low-cost carrier in Africa and in a recent survey by a flight comparison site.

fastjet launches third international route

2014-06-23 10:40

Africa’s low-cost airline, fastjet, will be expanding its international route network from August.

Fastjet eyes expansion

2014-04-30 18:15

Fastjet is seeking to replicate in Africa the model from budget airline pioneer Stelios Haji-Ioannou's other airline project, easyJet.

Fastjet in financing talks with easyGroup

2014-04-02 13:08

African budget airline Fastjet says it is in talks to secure financing from potential long-term backers, including easyGroup.

Will 1time stage a comeback?

2014-01-22 09:02

It’s subject to speculation, but South Africa Travel Online believes 1time’s plans to be the next new airline are rolling along smoothly.

fastjet reports strong performance in December

2014-01-15 15:16

fastjet is set to launch its second international route at the beginning of February and says it has serviced a record number of passengers in December, the highest since it began operations.

2013: The year of rising airfares

2013-12-31 14:16

The liquidiation of 1time Airlines was the catalyst which resulted in airfares continuing their upward spiral in 2013, writes Rob Baker.

Fastjet slams SA red tape, protectionism

2013-12-10 11:21

Fastjet’s Kyle Haywood tells us about his first job, what he would change in the airline sector and gives tips to youngsters aiming for a career in aviation.

Fastjet's largest investor opts out

2013-11-14 16:15

Fastjet, the first “European style” low cost airline to arrive in SA, says its largest shareholder sold its full stake in the carrier for approximately $238m.

Fastjet a weighty issue for SA

2013-10-14 14:06

When fastjet flight FN0201 lands at OR Tambo International Airport on October 18, it may force local low cost carriers to review baggage charges.

Fastjet plans to start flying on Friday

2013-10-14 12:09

Low cost airline Fastjet has announced that it will commence international flight operations this week.

Fastjet bleeding dollars

2013-09-30 18:10

London-listed Fastjet, which last week postponed its Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam flights, has posted an eye-watering operating loss of $39m in the 6 months to June.

Fastjet woes continue

2013-09-27 07:24

The firm's attempts to fly in SA keep being hit with setbacks, says Rob Baker.

fastjet tickets for SA go on sale

2013-09-11 11:37

After months of speculation and confusion, tickets are finally on sale for fastjet's first international route between Tanzania and South Africa.

fastjet to keep Joburg-Dar costs low

2013-07-08 08:47

fastjet has committed to "substantially more affordable fares" for travel between South Africa and Tanzania, after receiving regulatory approval to operate services on the route last week.

Fastjet ready to tackle SAA and Africa

2013-06-14 10:30

Fastjet-branded domestic routes in South Africa temporarily on hold while it tries to conquer the African skies and break SAA's monopoly on some routes.

fastjet SA launch delayed again

2013-05-21 09:32

A website glitch has delayed the low-cost UK-based carrier's much-anticipated launch in South Africa by another month.

Fastjet will fly with or without 1time

2013-03-19 07:34

Fastjet says it will explore alternative partnerships to launch its brand in South Africa, should its 1time bid not be successful.

1time suitor faces Tanzanian tax claim

2013-01-31 07:30

Budget airline Fastjet, which plans to take over liquidated low-cost carrier 1time, is facing a tax claim of over £1m from the Tanzanian authorities.

SA airlines see fastjet as domestic threat

2013-01-23 11:53

SA’s largest airlines are formally objecting to the threat posed by UK-based fastjet’s attempts to enter the local market by taking over the operations of 1time.

fastjet making progress with 1time deal

2012-12-20 08:57

While 1time may not fly in the guise of fastjet before Christmas, as initially hoped, they hope to take to the skies once more early next year.

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