Fastjet (Fastjet.com) (Dar es Salaam) has been granted permission to launch international flights from Tanzania to South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda marking a major step towards establishing the first-ever pan-African low-cost network.
These route approvals have been granted by the relevant governments under the Bilateral Air Services Agreements (BASAs) between Tanzania and the other countries.
Fastjet has also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Nigeria’s Red 1 Airways Ltd to create a low-cost airline operating within Nigeria and to destinations across Africa.
The Fastjet Board has taken the decision to put the launch of Fastjet-branded domestic routes in South Africa temporarily on hold so that it can direct all its efforts and resources to starting its international services as soon as possible.
Copyright Photo: Duncan Kirk/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A319-112 5H-FJC (msn 1145) poses for the camera at Lusaka.