Fastjet launches Johannesburg flights from Bulawayo; operates six routes in W19

Fastjet CEO João Oliveira e Sousa speaks at the launch of the LCC’s Bulawayo to Johannesburg service.

  • Fastjet on 5th December launched an 11-weekly flight between Bulawayo and Johannesburg. The  route will be served by the carrier’s 50-seat Embraer 145s. Fastjet operates six routes in W19 with its all-ERJ fleet, having right-sized operations and implemented a turnaround plan. This came after the airline initially launched with A319s, which ultimately proved too large for the market. 1H2019 has seen an improvement for the carrier, with RASK up 39%. South African Airways and Air Zimbabwe also operate between Bulawayo and Johannesburg, with a summary of competition on the route below. In response to Fastjet’s launch, South African Airways added seven frequencies on the route compared with November’s schedule.
Airline Weekly flights Equipment
South African Airways (op. by Airlink) 19 E170/190, DH8D
Fastjet 11 E145
Air Zimbabwe 4 B762
Source: OAG Schedules Analyser

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