Posted on: 18 February 2014 by Mark Howells
fastjet 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, a Tuesday rotation will be added to the existing timetable, adding 50% more capacity on the route which began operating on 1 February and has already seen very high load factors. The Lusaka to Dar es Salaam leg has been particularly popular with a number of flights having been completely sold out.
Commenting on the success of the route, Richard Bodin, chief commercial officer of fastjet, remarked, “We are thrilled with the response to the launch of our Dar es Salaam–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.
“Additionally, our plans to establish a base in Zambia are progressing well. A company named ‘fastjet Zambia’ is being incorporated and we have commenced the process of obtaining an Air Operating Certificate in Lusaka,” Bodin added.