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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.”

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