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fastjet announces June passenger statistics

fastjet has reported its passenger statistics for the month of June 2014.

fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 53,386 passengers and achieved a load factor of 79% – a 24% increase in passengers compared with the previous month. Compared with the same month last year, the number of seats has increased by 95%.

Month on month, capacity has increased by 12% with 67,425 seats flown in June compared with 60,320 in May. Specifically, capacity on the Dar-es-Salaam to Mbeya route increased by 37% (June vs May) and Dar-es-Salaam to Mwanza by 16% (June vs May).

Punctuality for the month showed that 91% of flights arrived on time despite the increase in the number of flights.

Ed Winter, chief executive officer and interim chairman of fastjet, commented, “I am delighted to see our capacity increasing as we maximise the utilisation of resources, particularly aircraft. This month's 12% increase follows the 11% increase in capacity announced last month. These increases are in line with our plans to almost double utilisation between Q1 and Q3.

“I am particularly pleased that the number of flown passengers has increased by 24% compared with May, a great performance against a capacity increase of only 12%. This, coupled with the 20% month-on-month increase in passengers announced for May, clearly demonstrates that we are continuing to stimulate the market and that fastjet's performance and reputation are valued by customers. We continue to cement our position as market leader in Tanzania.”

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