Posted on: 14 October 2013 by Mark Howells
fastjet has announced that it will begin international flight operations on 18 October, with a service from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa.
The flight is scheduled to depart at 09:15 on 18 October and will arrive in South Africa at 11:45 (all times local). Flights between the two cities will initially be operated by fastjet three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, increasing in frequency as soon as consumer demand dictates.
fastjet CEO and interim chairman Ed Winter commented, “The South African Department of Transport has completed its review of the additional documents it requested and has issued an updated Foreign Operator Permit. fastjet is delighted that, in line with our expansion strategy, operations can now commence on this route.
“Until now, flying between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg has been prohibitively expensive for many people. The launch of this service offers a new, affordable and reliable option to both Tanzanians and South Africans,” adde Winter.