Fastjet PLC Group Head Office (Johannesburg) confirms that fastjet Zimbabwe and fastjet Mozambique continue operations as normal, maintaining a reliable service on the respective route networks.
Following the suspension of operations in Tanzania, all flights to and from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected. The only route affecting the Zimbabwean customers is that operated by the Tanzanian airline between Dar es Salaam to Harare and vice versa. Customers affected by this suspension have been contacted by the airline and have been offered refunds.
fastjet Airlines (Tanzania), a separate entity from the rest of the fastjet group, is independently owned following a management buyout from the group’s parent entity earlier in 2018. On Monday 17th December, the airline implemented a temporary suspension of flights, following a 28-day notice from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) requesting reassurances that its air services would continue to meet TCAA requirements. The airline is in discussions with its own Tanzanian shareholders, which no longer includes fastjet PLC.
fastjet PLC announced last week that they had concluded a successful Capital Raise, securing sufficient funds for its future operations and continued growth in Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The management team of fastjet Zimbabwe Ltd are continuing their discussions with the relevant Government and commercial bank entities regarding the settlement of foreign liabilities and are working to achieving a positive conclusion soon.
Flights on the Zimbabwe and Mozambique markets are currently operating at high capacity, with good on-time performance across the network.
Fastjet PLC Group Head Office (Johannesburg) has today reassured its customers that flights on fastjet Zimbabwe and fastjet Mozambique are operating as normal, providing reliable services on the respective route networks.
Following Monday’s suspension of flights by fastjet Airlines Ltd (Tanzania), all flights to and from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected.
In Tanzania, fastjet Airlines is independently owned, following a management buyout from the group’s parent entity earlier in 2018. The Tanzanian airline announced, on Monday 17th December, a temporary suspension of flights, following a 28-day notice from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), requesting reassurances from the airline that its air services would continue to meet TCAA requirements; failing which the TCAA would be forced to revoke the Tanzanian licences.
The following flights operated by fastjet Airlines Ltd (Tanzania) have been placed on hold pending the airline providing the necessary assurances to the TCAA.
All other routes operated by fastjet in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected and, in fact, the Group successfully secured over $16m in funds, in December 2018, to provide the foundation for continued growth as Africa’s affordable airline.
Fastjet PLC Group Head Office (Johannesburg) confirm that the Directors of fastjet Airlines Ltd (Tanzania) have advised suspension of all flights within the Tanzanian network.
The Directors of fastjet Tanzania are in discussions with the authorities regarding the continued operations of the airline.
Customers affected and travel agents are advised to call the following numbers:
• 0744954166 and 0744673944 Dar es Salaam
• 0767540543 Mwanza
• 0756540540 Kilimanjaro
• 070763024573 Mbeya
Or email fastjet Tanzania [email protected]
fastjet Airlines Tanzania is a separate entity from fastjet PLC, independently owned and operated from the fastjet PLC Group, flying under the fastjet Brand.
All flights to and from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected as these are conducted by other airlines part of the Group. A further statement is expected later this evening.