FASTJET SET FOR FIRST INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT:
Fastjet, Africa’s first low-cost airline, has received the green light for its first international take-off, on Friday, 18 October. The trip, from Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania to OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg, is scheduled to depart at 09:15 and arrive in South Africa at 11:45.
Fastjet CEO and interim chairman Ed Winter said: “The South African Department of Transport has completed its review of the additional documents it requested and has issued an updated foreign operator permit. Fastjet is delighted that, in line with our expansion strategy, operations can now commence on this route.
“Until now, flying between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg has been prohibitively expensive for many people. The launch of this service offers a new, affordable and reliable option for both Tanzanians and South Africans.”