fastjet eyes daily Lusaka route

2014-02-18 14:36
Dar es Salaam - 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.

From 15 April 2014, a Tuesday rotation will be added to the existing timetable, adding 50% more capacity on this popular route. Tickets for the additional flights will go on sale on Tuesday 18 February.  

The route, which started operating on 1 February 2014, has already seen very high load factors, the airline said, with the Lusaka to Dar es Salaam leg being completely sold out for certain flights.

"We are thrilled with the response to the launch of our Dar es Salaam to Lusaka route. Our research suggested that this was going to be a successful route with high demand but initial passenger numbers and interest have  exceeded expectations. We expect to add still more capacity on this route - our target is to operate daily," said Richard Bodin, fastjet Chief Commercial Officer.

The airline also confirmed that plans to establish its base in Zambia were dependent on it obtaining an Air Operating Certificate in Lusaka, a process which it had already initiated.
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