Posted on: 28 August 2013 by Mark Howells
fastjet has put on sale tickets for its new domestic route from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya, which will begin on 1 November and initially operate three times a week.
fastjet expects demand for the route to be high and therefore intends to increase its frequency rapidly. The newly-developed Songwe airport serves not only the city of Mbeya, but also the densely populated cross-border regions of northern Zambia and Malawi.
"We have been inundated with requests from passengers for fastjet to operate a service on this route and are extremely pleased to be launching ticket sales, building on the success of our existing Tanzanian operation,” commented Ed Winter, fastjet CEO. “The Government of Tanzania has invested a considerable sum to develop this brand new airport and the regeneration of its infrastructure is due to be completed in October, allowing us to commence flights on 1 November.”
fastjet CCO Richard Bodin added, "The launch of flights between Mbeya's Songwe Airport and Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar es Salaam demonstrates that we are committed to delivering on our promise to the Tanzanian population to fly to airports that are sufficiently developed to accept our modern jets.”