fastjet’s first flight to Lusaka in Zambia from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania was celebrated by the carrier’s crew along with the first passengers on 1 February at the Zambian airport.
- fastjet, the Tanzanian low-cost carrier, commenced its second international route to Lusaka (LUN) in Zambia on 1 February, joining its existing services to Johannesburg. The 1,500-kilometre sector from Dar es Salaam (DAR) will be served twice-weekly (Thursdays and Saturdays), utilising the airline’s 125-seat A319s. The flights to one of the fastest-developing cities in southern Africa will face no competition from other carriers. Commenting on the route launch, Ed Winter, CEO of fastjet, said: “We are incredibly pleased that, in accordance with our planned growth strategy, the roll-out of our international route network is now gaining real momentum and we are fulfilling our promise to the people of Africa to democratise air travel across the continent. We look forward to bringing the benefits of affordable, high-quality air travel to the people of Zambia.”