Toasting the start of fastjet’s new service between Harare and Johannesburg is Ed Lanca, Director of Flight Operations at fastjet Zimbabwe, and Joe Mparuri, Chief Pilot at fastjet Zimbabwe, who is seen raising his glass to lead the celebrations. Also welcoming the new service is cabin crew member Sharon Ndowora. fastjet will serve the route daily with its A319 fleet.
- fastjet Zimbabwe on 1 February commenced services between Harare (HRE) and Johannesburg (JNB). The African LCC will operate the 958-kilometre sector daily using its fleet of A319s to connect the two cities. Competition comes in the form of three airlines, namely South African Airways, Comair and Air Zimbabwe, which offer a combined 42 weekly flights between the Zimbabwean capital and South Africa’s largest city. Commenting on the launch, Richard Bodin, fastjet’s CCO, stated: “Today’s flight is an important milestone in fastjet’s route expansion and is a result of working closely with the governments and civil aviation authorities of Zimbabwe and South Africa to bring affordable, reliable, safe, and on-time flights between the two countries.” Harare becomes the third destination for fastjet from Johannesburg, with the carrier also serving Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar, with the latter recently being launched on 11 January. The carrier is also expected to launch its fourth route from Johannesburg on 3 February to Victoria Falls.