Posted on: 16 January 2014 by Mark Howells
fastjet has announced that it is in discussions with the Zambian government with the intention of creating a fastjet operation based in Lusaka.
The fastjet board see the business and political environment in Zambia as very progressive and fastjet’s discussions to date with the Zambian government, Tourist Board and other stakeholders are reported as having been very positive. The carrier believes the establishment of a fastjet operation would bring benefits to the country and Zambian people through the expansion of trade and tourism links as well increase safety and reliability improvements to the Zambian aviation industry.
It is anticipated that the new operation, whilst being distributed and marketed as a part of the pan-African fastjet network, would be a Zambian registered company in which fastjet plc will have a substantial stake.
fastjet will progress its application for an Air Services Licence and Air Operator Certificate as rapidly as possible but the process is likely to take up to six months. In the meantime, fastjet will be bringing its flights to the Zambian people on the Lusaka to Dar-es-Salaam route that went on sale recently and has already recorded strong interest and sales.