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Fastjet begins flights to Zambia

A Fastjet Airbus A319 on the company's first commercial flight between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka, 1 February 2014.

Low cost carrier Fastjet today began flights between its hub at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the Zambian capital, Lusaka. Today’s flight left Dar es Salaam at 1039hrs East African Time and landed at the Kenneth Kaunda International Airport, Lusaka, two hours later at 1147hrs Central Africa Time. Fastjet will fly between Dar and Lusaka […]

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Fastjet goes live on global distribution systems

Passengers disembark from a Fastjet A319 in Tanzania.

Travellers and travel agents across the world now have access to Fastjet flights through all key Global Distribution Systems (GDS), including Amadeus, Sabre and Travelport. This was accomplished after Fastjet successfully integrated itself with Hahn Air Systems’ e-alliance product. Over 91,000 travel agents and tour operators worldwide can now access the entire Fastjet network. “This […]

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Fastjet launches second international route during 1st anniversary celebrations

5H-FJC, one of three Airbus A319 jets that Fastjet is operating in Tanzania.

Exactly a year to the day that Fastjet made its first revenue flight, the low cost carrier has announced the launch of its second international route from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The new route to Lusaka comes just over a month after Fastjet began international operations with flights between Dar and Johannesburg, South Africa. Fastjet […]

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Fastjet commences international flights

A Fastjet Airbus A319 on the airline’s first international flight lands at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg at 1200 SAST, 18 October 2013.

Fastjet commenced international flight operations yesterday, with the airline’s first international flight departing from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania  for Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa. Flights between Dar and Johannesburg will initially be operated by Fastjet three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, increasing in frequency […]

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Fastjet begins South Africa flights on 18 October

Passengers disembark from a Fastjet A319 in Tanzania.

Fastjet flights to Johannesburg, South Africa, initially scheduled for September 27, will now begin on Friday October 18. This will be the airline’s first international route from Tanzania, almost a year after commencing scheduled domestic flights. The flight, from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport, is scheduled to […]

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Fastjet postpones South Africa flights

Low-cost carrier Fastjet has postponed the September 27 launch of flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. The flights would have been Fastjet’s first international service from Tanzania. The airline has attributed the postponement to administrative procedures where South African authorities requested additional documentation. Dar – Johannesburg flights will now be launched in mid October. […]

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Fastjet begins scheduled flights


Low cost carrier Fastjet conducted its first ever scheduled flight today, a major milestone for the new operator. Flight FN0161 took off this morning from the Tanzanian capital, Dar es Salaam, heading for the city of Mwanza to the west. Fastjet is introducing a no-frills, low cost carrier concept with fares as low as $20 […]

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Fastjet chooses parrot as its mascot and logo. Really?

Fastjet, the latest entrant in Africa’s low cost carrier segment, has chosen the African Grey Parrot for it’s mascot and logo. Not to pour cold water on Fastjet’s efforts but why would they choose the African Grey Parrot out of all the wildlife in Africa? “The African Grey is renowned for its intelligence and is […]

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