fastjet announced (05-Dec-2012) it is in potential partnership talks with Emirates. fastjet CEO Ed Winter said, "Talks are at an early stage but this represents a great opportunity for both parties. A partnership would benefit both fastjet and Emirates with greater passenger traffic and would give travellers in Africa the opportunity to connect to the rest of the world through Emirates' Dubai hub with fastjet providing passengers from African cities." [more - original PR]
fastjet and Emirates in partnership talks
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