Statement re: Closure of Jomo Kenyatta Airport - 7 August 2013

fastjet plc
("fastjet" or the "Company")

Statement re: Closure of Jomo Kenyatta Airport


The Company notes news reports regarding the closure of Jomo Kenyatta airport, in Nairobi, Kenya due to a fire, reported to be in the terminal building.

The fly540 Kenya operation from Nairobi is therefore presently suspended.  The Company is not aware of any injuries or casualties amongst its passengers or staff.  The safety of passengers and employees remains fastjet's top priority.  Once the extent of the damage to the airport facilities is clear the Company intends to implement a plan to resume operations as soon as possible. 

Other operations, including those in neighboring Tanzania are not affected by this closure, and indeed may benefit to some degree from international passengers routing through Dar es Salaam rather than Nairobi in response to the closure.

The Company will provide a further update in due course.


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Posted on 7th August 2013