Posted on: 17 February 2016 by Mark Howells
In response to strong passenger demand, fastjet has increased the number of flights on its route between Harare in Zimbabwe and Johannesburg in South Africa to offer a double daily service on each day of the week except Saturdays.
fastjet’s current daily flight operates in the early morning, departing Harare at 06:15 and landing in Johannesburg at 07:55. The return flight takes off from Johannesburg at 08:40 and lands back in Harare at 10:15.
The increased flight frequency will see the addition of an evening flight departing Harare at 18:50 and landing in Johannesburg at 20:30. The return flight will depart Johannesburg at 21:15 and land back in Harare at 22:50.
Making a new total of 26 flights per week, the expanded schedule will result in approximately 1,700 extra seats on the route each week. However, the expansion will be phased in, with Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday evening flights starting from 26 February 2016, and evening flights on Tuesdays and Thursdays commencing on 28 March 2016.“We have always promised to increase the frequency on our route between Harare and Johannesburg as and when our customers demanded it,” commented Richard Bodin, fastjet’s CCO. “Announcing an extra six return flights a week just one month after the inaugural Johannesburg flight emphasises our commitment to growing our flight schedule, making air travel easy, safe and affordable.
“The additional evening return flights mean that passengers can schedule meetings in either Harare or Johannesburg, and travel to their destination city and back home within the same day,” continued Bodin. “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.”