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Fastjet suspends flights in Angola, scales back on Ghana

A Fly540 ATR 42-300. Photo by Andrew Thomas.

Low cost carrier Fastjet announced today that it is suspending operations in Angola as part of internal restructuring aimed at focusing attention on east and southern Africa. One ATR turboprop in Ghana will be sold though Fly540 Ghana will continue operations with a leased aircraft. Fastjet took over Fly540 operations in Tanzania, Angola and Ghana […]

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Kenya Airways executive to join Fastjet two weeks before Jambojet launch

Jimmy Kibati

A senior executive at Kenya Airways will join Tanzania-based low cost carrier Fastjet next March, two weeks before Kenya Airways launches its own low cost carrier under the brand name ‘Jambojet.’ According to yesterday’s (21 February) surprise announcement by Fastjet, Jimmy Kibati has been appointed General Manager for East Africa and will be based at […]

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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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“We are keen to fly in Kenya,” says Fastjet boss

Ed Winter

Fastjet is still keen to bring its low cost carrier model to Kenya, despite initial setbacks that led it to begin operations in neighbouring Tanzania. “We very much hope to be operating to Nairobi early next year subject to government approval,” says Ed Winter, Fastjet’s CEO and Interim Chairman. On the company’s ambitions to become […]


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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