fastjet increases Dar es Salaam–Nairobi flights

From 21 March 2016, fastjet will increase the number of flights on its route between Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport and Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport to include two daily return services each day of the week (a total of 28 flights).The airline, which currently operates one daily flight between the two cities, has increased its flight frequency to provide passengers with a convenient early morning and evening flight service. The expanded schedule will result in nearly 19,000 seats each month on fastjet flights between the two cities.The morning flight will depart Dar es Salaam at 06:00 and land in Nairobi at 07:20, before returning from the latter at 07:50 to land back in the former at 09:15.The evening flight will depart Dar es Salaam at 20:15 and land in Nairobi at 21:35 before departing Nairobi again at 22:05 to land back in Dar es Salaam at 23:30.“We have always promised to increase the frequency on our route between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi as consumer demand grew for our affordable, safe, quick and on-time service,” averred Richard Bodin, fastjet’s chief commercial officer. “The combined Dar es Salaam and Nairobi population of over eight million people was previously subjected to high air fares that we believe excluded large percentages of them from air travel, but now they have a real and affordable choice of airline.“The additional evening return flights mean that passengers can schedule meetings in either Dar es Salaam or Nairobi, and travel to their destination city and back home within the same day,” Bodin added. “This convenience and choice is great for business passengers under pressure to maximise time and cost savings, and who do not want to overnight for just one or two meetings.”

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