fastjet announces new service to Zimbabwe

fastjet is to begin operating services between Tanzania and Zimbabwe in August with a twice weekly operation from Dar es Salaam to Harare which marks the third international route for fastjet after Zambia and South Africa.

Commenting on the launch, fastjet’s chief executive and interim executive chairman, Ed Winter, said, “We are delighted to be launching our third international route to Harare. The people of Tanzania and Zimbabwe are crying out for a direct air link between the two countries and today’s news moves us one step closer to becoming the continent’s first truly pan-African carrier.

“When we began low-cost operations 18 months ago, we promised the people of Africa that we would democratise air travel across the continent and we are well on our way to achieving that. We now look forward to offering fastjet’s service of affordable, high-quality air travel to the people of Zimbabwe.

The first flight on the new route is scheduled to take place on 5 August 2014 with services operating on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

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