Posted on: 01 September 2015
?In response to strong passenger demand, fastjet is now offering daily flights on its international routes from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania to Johannesburg, Harare and Lusaka.
The airline has also doubled the frequency of its Dar es Salaam–Lilongwe service, which began on 29 July, 2015, from two to four flights per week. fastjet’s services to Entebbe from both Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro remain thrice-weekly.
Domestically, the carrier will now offer up to five daily flights from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, up to four daily flights from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro, two daily flights from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya and daily flights between Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.
The increased flight schedule is made possible by the introduction of an additional Airbus A319 into fastjet’s Tanzanian fleet.
“We have always promised to increase the frequency on our routes as and when our customers demand it,” explained Richard Bodin, fastjet’s CCO. “The increased frequencies emphasise our commitment to growing our network across Africa, making air travel easy, safe and affordable.
“We really are thrilled at the positive reception that fastjet has enjoyed across Africa. “With our low fares, fastjet is making air travel more accessible than ever before, with many of our passengers being first time flyers who would otherwise not have been able to afford to travel by air,” Bodin concluded.
The airline reported its highest monthly passenger numbers to date in July 2015.