Posted on: 21 May 2015
On 17 May, fastjet Zimbabwe held its first official recruitment drive in Harare, enabling applicants interested in joining the airline to apply for pilot, cabin crew, ground operation staff, operations and dispatch supervisor positions.
The recruitment drive comes after the Zimbabwean Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development, which administers the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, granted the carrier an Air Service Permit (ASP) in March.
“We were highly impressed with the calibre of applicants interested in coming to work for our new airline,” commented Richard Bodin, fastjet’s CCO. “We are looking forward to working with the people of Zimbabwe to build a reputation for fastjet Zimbabwe as a friendly, customer-focused airline that offers an affordable and reliable service to its passengers.
“Affordable air travel is key to the growth of economies across Africa – including Zimbabwe – and particularly in the business and tourism sectors,” Bodin continued. “Our low-cost strategy is to make air travel more accessible to more people to grow the aviation market, and make it possible for more Zimbabweans to experience air travel.”
The airline expects to employ similar a level of staff as it has for fastjet Tanzania, which employs nearly 200 people directly and hundreds more working in secondary services which after two years in operation.
fastjet Zimbabwe is now focused on submitting the remaining necessary documents to complete the application process for an Air Operating Certificate (AOC). Once this certificate has been issued, fastjet Zimbabwe will have formal approval to commence flights. Key domestic routes that could be initially served by fastjet Zimbabwe from Harare are Victoria Falls and Bulawayo.