Tuesday, November 13, 2012

► TANZANIA: fastjet to start ops on 29 November with Kilimanjaro & Mwanza.

fastjetfastjet, the first pan-African low-cost airline, which is backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, announced today that it will start flights between Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam and Mwanza  on November 29, with tickets to cost $20 one-way, excluding taxes. Flights will operate from Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport.

A fastjet boarding pass
A fastjet boarding pass (fastjet)
Additionally, the LCC has now started selling tickets for its inaugural flights, though its online portal www.fastjet.com - will only go live next week.

Chief executive Ed Winter said:
"This is an historical moment for aviation in Tanzania, and indeed in Africa. Air travel is no longer an exclusive option for a small minority in Tanzania, " he said. "Fastjet will make flying an affordable option for more Tanzanians than ever before, bringing new opportunities for trade, leisure trips, and family visits. We are grateful to our partners in Tanzania for their support to date, and we look forward to a long and rewarding relationship with the people of Tanzania "
Source [Travelmole]

Tickets can be purchased through travel agents and fastjet's sales desks, call centres and offices, though there are plans to make bookings available via cellphone platforms such as M-Pesa.