Among those at the launch of fastjet’s new route between Harare and Bulawayo were: Cde Angeline Masuku, Minister of State for Bulawayo Metropolitan Provincial Affairs (left); Musician Oliver Mtukudzi who serenaded passengers on the first flight (fifth left); and Farai Mutamangira, Chairman, fastjet (third right). Flights will operate daily with ERJ 145s.
- fastjet commenced flights on a domestic sector from Harare (HRE), the capital of Zimbabwe, to Bulawayo (BUQ) on 20 July. The African LCC will operate a daily service on the 348-kilometre route using its fleet of 50-seat ERJ 145s. Competition on the route will come from Air Zimbabwe, with the nation’s flag carrier already operating 13 weekly flights when referencing OAG schedules. This becomes the second domestic route for the airline from Harare, with it already serving Victoria Falls Airport in West Zimbabwe. It also flies from Harare to Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg. The airline also shows Lusaka as a route from Harare in its booking engine, however at this moment the system is showing that all flights in the near future are sold out, a sign that schedules are being updated or a premature indication that the route is being pulled from service, with OAG showing that some flights were offered during the past winter season. See how Bulawayo Airport’s FTWA compares to others from around the world.