Tanzania-based low cost-airline Fastjet is set to become the operator of the world's shortest (in terms of flying distance) scheduled service with an aircraft of the Airbus A320 family. The airline will launch flights between Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR) in Dar es Salaam and Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (ZNZ) on Zanzibar on 11 January 2016. Both airports are located only 74.2km from each other. Fastjet will initially be operating 12 weekly flights between Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar and plans to increase the service to 14 flights per week from 21 March 2016.
Previously the world's shortest (in terms of flying distance) scheduled service by the A320 family was TAM Airlines’ service between São Paulo–Guarulhos International Airport and Viracopos/Campinas International Airport. The distance between the two airports in Brasil is 80.6km.