Posted on: 10 July 2015 by Mark Howells
fastjet has announced traffic figures for its operation in Tanzania covering the month of June.
The airline recorded 65,216 sold seats flown (as opposed to passengers since bookings are generally non-refundable) in June 2015, up 23% from the 53,232 sold seats flown in June 2014. The respective load factors 69% and 79% meant a 10 pp drop from last June.
For the rolling 12 month period ending 30 June 2015, fastjet Tanzania achieved 732,695 sold seats flown, an increase of 69% over the 433,755 sold seats flown int he 12 months to 30 June 2014.
Ed Winter, chief executive officer of fastjet, commented, “I am delighted to report another month of strong year on year growth in numbers of passengers carried. This is particularly pleasing given the fact that June incorporated Ramadan, a period that reduces demand considerably. During the month we also introduced a new route linking Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with Lilongwe, Malawi and early sales are encouraging.
“As our fleet utilisation continues to improve, I am also pleased to report our expansion plans are on track, with our fourth A319 aircraft shortly being flown to Harare in preparation for the planned launch of fastjet Zimbabwe services. We have also signed a Letter of Intent for our fifth A319 which, following painting and interior modifications, is due to be added to the fastjet Tanzania fleet for further expansion of that network,” Winter added.