17 September 2012

East Africa: Budget airline FastJet's first base in Tanzania

The first African base of FastJet, a new African budget airline, will be Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. The airline will start operating in November 2012 with seats going on sale a few weeks earlier. According the various media reports, flights with FastJet will be as low as $20 one-way excluding taxes and charges.
The airline's first Airbus A319 aircraft will arrive in Dar Es Salaam next month. Recruitment for crew and ground staff is already under way. FastJetis planning to open a second base in Nairobi, Kenya. Once established in East Africa, FastJet has also plans to launch in Accra, Ghana and Luanda (Angola).

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