fastjet, the new low-cost airline with ambitions to provide pan-African services has announced the launch of its second international route from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania to Lusaka, Zambia. The launch of this new service coincides with celebrations marking one year of flight operations from fastjet’s main hub at Dar Es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere airport in Tanzania.
A steady increase in heavy 25 hour cross-border journeys undertaken by both Tanzanians and Zambians by road, demonstrates the real need for affordable air travel between both these countries, which fastjet intends to fulfill by launching its flights to Lusaka, Zambia along this route.
The first flight to Lusaka is scheduled to take place on 1st February 2014. According to Ed Winter, interim chairman and chief executive of fastjet, Building on the successes of past year, the launch of second international route to Lusaka moves fastjet further along the path to becoming a truly pan African carrier. The airline is looking forward to bringing the benefits of affordable, high-quality air travel to the people of Zambia.