Posted on: 11 March 2014 by Mark Howells
fastjet has signed two agreements with partners in the travel industry – TravelJigsaw and Looking4Parking.com – marking the launch of ancillary products on its website.
The deal with TravelJigsaw, the parent company of Rentalcars.com, will offer low-cost car hire in Africa, while the agreement with Looking4Parking.com (L4P) will deliver competitively-priced online parking services in South Africa.
Ellis Cain-Jones, head of commercial at fastjet, commented, “Ancillary revenues are a key element of the low-cost model and contribute to the airline's revenues. These joint ventures, together with our rapidly developing onboard retail offering, are the first of a very exciting list of customer-centric products fastjet expects to roll-out over the coming months.
“fastjet will also continue to work in each of the local markets in which it operates to identify uniquely local ancillary products that help promote local commerce and increase customer satisfaction.”
Cain-Jones continued, “Having now successfully established our business model, we are delighted to be in a position to start this roll-out of fastjet’s ancillary products and pleased at how quickly L4P has been able to turn the fastjet online parking concept into a reality for our customers.
“We are also really looking forward to working with Rentalcars.com, which has created an excellent solution for fastjet. The company's enthusiasm for growing in new markets and developing new payment and distribution solutions is very much in line with fastjet's ethos," Cain-Jones concluded.