On 5 August, Harare Airport welcomed the inaugural flight of fastjet’s twice-weekly services from Dar es Salaam with a special ceremony, including traditional dances on the tarmac, a press conference and a cake cutting. Cutting the celebratory cake’s first slice is Ed Winter, CEO, fastjet.
- fastjet, the low-cost operator providing pan-African services, commenced its sixth route from Dar es Salaam (DAR) with twice-weekly (Tuesdays and Saturdays) flights to Harare (HRE) on 5 August. The 1,505-kilometre sector to Zimbabwe’s capital will be operated using the carrier’s 125-seat A319s. There is no competition on fastjet’s new airport pair. Commenting on the route launch, Ed Winter, CEO, fastjet, said: “fastjet has responded to requests from Zimbabweans and Tanzanians asking for a direct route connecting these two cities with affordable, reliable flights. Until now, travellers had to depend on lengthy road transportation or have been excluded from air travel by the significant costs of flying an indirect route through Nairobi or Johannesburg.” See how Harare Airport’s FTWA compares to the others sent in this week from around the world.