Posted on: 27 August 2015 by Ross McSweeny
After signing a Letter of Intent (LOI) on 10 July, 2015, fastjet has signed an operating lease with SMBC Aviation Capital Limited (SMBC) for an Airbus A319 aircraft, which is set to become the fifth in the fastjet fleet.
The aircraft will commence commercial services in Tanzania on 1 September, serving to expand the network in the region. This will include increasing the Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg route to a daily service.
Ed Winter, CEO, fastjet, explained, “Having reached our target figure for utilisation of our existing Tanzanian fleet, we are delighted to introduce an additional aircraft into Tanzania to satisfy the growing demand for our low-cost flights.”
On 26 August, 2015, fastjet announced it had also signed an LOI for the purchase of an Airbus A319 aircraft, planned for operation in Zambia, bringing fastjet’s fleet to six aircraft.