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fastjet's first international flights ready for take off!

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fastjet's first international flights ready for take off!

We are very pleased to announce that our first international flight operations are confirmed to commence between Dar Es Salaam and Johannesburg on Friday 18th October 2013.

The last few weeks have seen us overcome a number of challenges, and we would like to thank our fans, customers, and everyone involved with fastjet for their continued patience and support during this time.

fastjet CEO and Interim Chairman Ed Winter comments:

"The South African Department of Transport has completed its review of the additional documents it requested and has issued an updated Foreign Operator Permit. fastjet is delighted that, in line with our expansion strategy, operations can now commence on this route.

"Until now, flying between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg has been prohibitively expensive for many people. The launch of this service offers a new, affordable and reliable option to both Tanzanians and South Africans."

We are very proud and excited to be cleared for take off on our new route, which is a huge step forward in our plans to become Africa’s low cost airline of choice.  Our first flight takes off from Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport in Tanzania at 09h15 this Friday morning en route to Johannesburg's O.R. Tambo International Airport in South Africa, arriving in South Africa at 11h45, local time.

Flights between the two cities will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, increasing in frequency as soon as consumer demand dictates. We look forward to welcoming you on board!

You can follow our inaugural flight via our updates on Facebook, Twitter using the tag #NewHorizon and here on our blog.

Book your flight now from just 160,000TSh one way (excluding tax and charges) at www.fastjet.com

There is 1 comment

Thank you so much FASTJET, at about 3 times of that cost, people have been risking to travel by road to Johannesburg.
but now that you've started flights to that route, no more risks and we're looking forward many more routes i.e Entebbe and Nairobi.
Thank you FASTJET!
Nyombi Richard Byemalo

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Important news for passengers flying to and from Johannesburg

Passengers are advised that the Department of Home Affairs has changed over to the Biometric system at OR Tambo International Airport. This may cause delays on International inbound and outbound passenger processing at the Immigration checkpoints. Passengers should be mindful of their connecting flight and adjust accordingly. 

In response to these long immigration queues at OR Tambo Airport - Johannesburg, we have extended check-in times for all departures from Johannesburg.We will now open check-in desks 3 hours before your scheduled departure. This allows our passengers 1 extra hour to check-in, leaving more time for immigration. fastjet advise all passengers to allow yourself extra time for check-in and immigration at OR Tambo International Airport. 

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