In an event hosted on 05 December by the airline at Joshua Nkomo International Airport, Bulawayo, prior to the first departure from Bulawayo to Johannesburg, members of the airline acknowledged the support received from key stakeholders, industry leaders and members of Zimbabwe’s travel sectors.
The event attended by the Mayor of the City of Bulawayo, His Worship, Cllr. Solomon Mguni, distinguished guests, trade partners and more, the airline was acknowledged and commended for the success of the new route, with key note messages from His Worship, the Mayor Cllr. Solomon Mguni.
The airline representatives, acknowledged during their respective engagements that the new international direct route would not have been possible without the support, encouragement and guidance positively received from the, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Environment Tourism, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Air Service Authority, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, Zimbabwe Airport Authorities, City Council of Bulawayo, Bulawayo Publicity Association, Beautiful Bulawayo Trust, local Captains of Industry, members of the Trade and Hospitality industry and multiple travel communities.
The new fastjet direct route from Joshua, Nkomo International Airport will increase fastjet Zimbabwe’s international schedule to OR Tambo International Airport, a known gateway to Africa with 22 additional flight frequencies per week added to our current International schedule.
The 1hour 20minute flight schedule will provide a much-needed full day link between the two cities, with convenient morning and evening flights from both cities every weekday with a well-considered evening schedule on Sundays. The planned flight timings on offer will most definitely maximise the productive business time for travellers.
In closing the event, fastjet Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer Mr. Joao Sousa shared “You have waited patiently for this new service and together with our team we have worked tirelessly not to let you down. Please continue supporting our brand and encourage your families, friends and business associates to support us too. Without you we have no business, we hope that our involvement makes your lives a little easier”.
fastjet is a multi-award-winning African value airline that began flight operations in 2012. Its awards include, Leading African Low-Cost Carrier World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017. Today, fastjet connects Zimbabwe by flying between Harare and Victoria Falls, Harare and Bulawayo. It also offers flights from Harare and Bulawayo to Johannesburg in South Africa. Since commencing operations fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a punctual, reliable, and affordable low-cost carrier, with value added services inclusive of free baggage allowance(s), airport lounge access, dedicated check-in and more according to the new fare attributes introduced across their network.