New flights added to fastjet network

2014-07-18 14:38
Cape Town - fastjet, low-cost pan-Africa airline, has announce that it is increasing the number of flights on its Dar es Salaam - Mwanza, and Dar es Salaam - Lusaka routes.

The airline also announced that ticket sales for its new Dar es Salaam - Harare route, due to start operating on 5 August, have been positively received.

fastjet said it was adding four additional return flights per week on its route linking Dar es Salaam and Mwanza due to popular demand. 

These extra flights will operate on Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays, bringing the total number of return flights each week to 25.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday 18 July and flights are scheduled to commence on the 1st August.

fastjet said it will also operate an additional return flight on Sundays between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka from the 17 August, bringing the number of flights linking Tanzania to Zambia to four per week.

Tickets for this flight will also be available to purchase from Friday 18 July.

"We are thrilled to be adding these flights to our existing schedule. fastjet has been the dominant operator on the important Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route for some time and these extra rotations will give our passengers greater choice and flexibility when travelling to and from Dar es Salaam, "
Richard Bodin, fastjet's Chief Commercial Officer said.

"Adding another flight per week to Lusaka demonstrates the popularity of our international offering and that the Zambian market is embracing fastjet's service and prices. This provides a solid foundation for our planned domestic operation in Zambia, which is expected to obtain government approval in the very near future"

Ed Winter, Interim Chairperson and Chief Executive said, "Increasing frequency in this way is in line with our stated objective of maximising the use of our resources, particularly our aircraft, which allows us to more efficiently manage our fixed costs and overheads."

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