Posted on: 18 October 2013 by Mark Howells
fastjet has begun international flight operations with service from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg.
Flights between the two cities are initially being operated three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, increasing in frequency as soon as consumer demand dictates.
Ed Winter, CEO of fastjet, commented, “We are delighted to be announcing the successful launch of our first international route and, a milestone for fastjet. In line with our planned strategic development we have made a significant step towards becoming a true pan-African airline.
“We are proud to be offering our passengers a new, smart choice on how to travel between these two great cities,” added Winter. “For many years, the Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg route has been operated by just one airline, and the lack of competition has led to inflated fares. It can cost almost the same for the 11 hour flight between Johannesburg and London as it does for a three and a half hour flight from Johannesburg to Dar es Salaam, which just doesn’t make sense.”