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Fastjet once again wins Transport Africa’s Innovation Award

     29th June 2016 Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, was awarded the Transport Innovator Award for a second consecutive year at the 9th Transport Africa Awards 2016 held in Johannesburg, South Africa on 28 June 2016. The Transport Africa Awards set out to identify and reward leaders in transportation who... 

Fastjet gets South Africa flying

     31st May 2016 Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has been making travel dreams come true for over 2 million of its passengers across the African skies since launching in November 2012.   As an initiative to boost even more South Africans flying, fastjet has announced that any passengers purchasing... 

Fastjet announces flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg

     8th March 2016 Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has announced that it will commence flights to Victoria Falls from Johannesburg on 25 March 2016 in response to strong passenger and tour operator demand from within the South African market.   Services between Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International... 

Low-cost pan-African carrier increasing flights and fleet

By: Keith Campbell     18th September 2015 Pan-African low cost airline Fastjet has started daily flights between Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre of Tanzania, to meet passenger demand. Previously, the airline flew between the two cities four times a week. “We have always promised to increase the... 

Low cost carrier Fastjet to increase Lusaka/Dar es Salaam flights

By: Keith Campbell     7th September 2015 Pan-African low cost airline Fastjet will soon start daily flights between Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, and Dar es Salaam, the commercial centre of Tanzania, to meet passenger demand. This was announced by the airline on Monday. Previously, the airline flew between the two cities four times a... 

Fastjet restructuring of Angolan and Ghanaian airline operations now under way

By: Keith Campbell     29th April 2014 African low-cost operator Fastjet confirmed on Tuesday that it was to restructure two of its traditional airline model Fly540 businesses – those in Angola and Ghana. These are loss-making and the aim of the restructuring will be to increase shareholder value. “Management has been carefully... 

Fastjet opens new Dar es Salaam to Lusaka route

By: Natalie Greve     3rd February 2014 Low-cost airline Fastjet completed its maiden flight between Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania, and Lusaka, in Zambia, on February 1, marking the launch of the airline’s second international route on the continent. Services between Lusaka’s Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Dar es Salaam’s Julius... 

Safair launches new low-cost carrier

By: Natasha Odendaal     27th August 2013 Flight tickets for a new low-cost airline, FlySafair, are set to go on sale next month, as aviation specialist Safair extends its reach further into South Africa’s domestic aviation market. Following South Africa’s Air Service Licensing Council approval, the group aimed to offer up to ten flights... 

Fastjet to launch int'l flights, puts SA on hold

By: Reuters     14th June 2013 Fastjet, the African budget airline backed by easyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, said on Friday it had been granted permission to launch international flights from Tanzania to South Africa, Zambia and Rwanda. Fastjet said the route approvals had been granted by the relevant governments under... 

Low-cost airline Fastjet to take flight in SA

By: Natasha Odendaal     24th April 2013 Aim-listed low-cost airline Fastjet aimed to have its own airliners in South Africa’s airspace by May through a 25:75 partnership with South African investment company Blockbuster. After months of negotiations with several potential partners to enter the South African market, the new low-cost... 

New budget airline to launch – report

By: Sapa     7th March 2013 A new budget airline is set to start operating from Johannesburg and Cape Town in the second half of the year, it was reported on Thursday. The airline, Skywise, sought to cut the costs of flying domestically by as much as 20%, its financial director Glenn Orsmond told the Business Day newspaper. 

Minister must consider job losses in 1time deal - Solidarity

     23rd January 2013 Trade union Solidarity on Wednesday called on Transport Minister Ben Martins to consider embattled airline 1time’s about 540 former employees in his decision whether or not to allow UK-based FastJet to buy the airline. Last year, FastJet had signed an option agreement to buy 1time after it was... 

New low-cost African airline to sell first tickets next week

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     5th November 2012 New low-cost African carrier Fastjet would start selling tickets next week, ahead of its first flight later this month, the company, which is featuring the African grey parrot as its logo, said on Monday. Aim-listed Lonrho, which owns 67.4% of Fastjet, said in a statement that the airline would... 

Lonrho lists airline division separately

     2nd July 2012 London-listed investment group Lonrho has completed the separate listing of its African airline division, which it would rename ‘Fastjet’. Lonrho listed the division into Rubicon Diversified Investments, which acquired the unit for a transaction value of $85.7-million in shares. Lonrho would... 

New Vryheid regional airport set for 2017 completion

By: Yolandi Booyens     30th March 2012 Aviation services provider Nordic Airport Solutions (NAS) will, in conjunc- tion with the South African Con-sortium, establish and operate a new regional airport in Vryheid, north of KwaZulu-Natal. 

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