FastJet Announces Tanzania as First African Base
FastJet, Africa’s first low-cost carrier, announces today that it will establish its first operating base at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
The airline will commence flying in November with seats going on sale online a few weeks earlier. Fares will be available for as low as $20 one-way excluding taxes and charges.
The lease for FastJet’s first Airbus A319 aircraft has been signed with lessor BBAM and will arrive in Dar es Salaam next month. Recruitment for crew and ground staff is already well advanced.
FastJet Chief Executive Ed Winter said:
“Our initial focus will be on East Africa with the airline’s first base at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where the A319 aircraft has already been approved by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. This will be followed by a second base in Nairobi, Kenya, once the A319 is approved there. We look forward to bringing a great, reliable and affordable service to the people of East Africa.”
Once established in East Africa, FastJet has plans to launch in Accra, Ghana and Luanda and Angola.