Posted on: 03 February 2014 by Mark Howells
fastjet’s first flight – with a full load – between Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Lusaka in Zambia was successfully completed on Saturday 1 February 2014, marking the launch of the airline's second international route in Africa.
Services between Lusaka and Dar es Salaam will initially operate twice a week. fastjet expects to increase the frequency of flights on this route in line with consumer demand.
fastjet’s CEO and interim chairman Ed Winter commented, “fastjet has been able to expand its international network by working closely with the governments of Tanzania and Zambia, who understand and value the positive impact that low-cost air travel can have on the lives of their citizens and the general economy.
"With their help in making this new route possible, we have added momentum to fastjet's vision of democratising air travel on the African continent. We believe that this will lead to more affordable fares and greater cost efficiencies for passengers, businesses and governments," added Winter.