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fastjet to commence Dar Es Salaam-Johannesburg service, first international route, on 27-Sep-2013

30-Jul-2013 1:52 PM

fastjet announced (29-Jul-2013) plans to commence its first international route, three times weekly Dar Es Salaam-Johannesburg service, with A319 equipment effective 27-Sep-2013 - see Route Changes Table for more information. Tickets for the service will go on sale from 31-Jul-2013. The carrier expects the route to be popular and plans to increase frequency in response to market demand. fastjet also expects to commence other international services, including to Lusaka, in the near future. fastjet CEO Ed Winter said, "Despite a number of challenges, fastjet is now able to respond to huge consumer demand and provide an alternative and affordable link between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg...We expect our lower fares to stimulate a huge increase in the numbers of passengers travelling on this route, as has been the case on our domestic routes in Tanzania. Overwhelming public support for fastjet's low cost model has been a contributing factor to us launching this route. We hope that the obvious desire for a change in the competitive landscape will result in fastjet soon being awarded licences in more African countries, bringing consumers the benefits of choice and lower prices on many more international routes." [more - original PR - 1] [more - original PR - 2]