Posted on: 18 January 2016 by Ross McSweeny
From 1 February 2016, fastjet will begin a daily route between Harare and Johannesburg, followed by a three times weekly service from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg from 3 February (on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays).
The Harare–Johannesburg service will depart at 06:15 and land at 07:55, before the return leg takes off at 08:40 to land back in Harare at 10:15. Finalised timetables for the flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg are still being confirmed by the respective airports, but both services will operate using fastjet’s Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 144 passengers.
The flights mark the first international flights for fastjet Zimbabwe, with the airline presently flying domestically between Harare–Victoria Falls. The airline has announced it expects to receive approval for additional international flights to commence from Zimbabwe to further East and Southern Africa markets within the first quarter of 2016.
“When fastjet Zimbabwe’s first flight took off just 12 weeks ago, we promised that we would make air travel more accessible than ever before, and today’s announcement is a further significant step in fulfilling that promise,” commented Richard Bodin, fastjet’s CCO.