fastjet and Qunar sign distribution agreement - 27 October 2014

fastjet plc

("fastjet" or the “Company”)

27 October 2014

Fastjet and Qunar sign distribution agreement

First digital distribution agreement in China for fastjet

fastjet Plc, Africa’s low-cost airline, is pleased to announce a digital distribution agreement with Qunar.com, one of China’s largest consumer travel portals attracting 75 million monthly visitors and 34 million mobile app users. fastjet flights will be available to view on Qunar.com with click through traffic being referred to fastjet.com to convert.
Commenting on the news, Ellis Cain-Jones, Head of Commercial at fastjet, said: “This is an extremely exciting venture, with passenger traffic from Asia and particularly China realising significant year-on-year growth. We already have agreements with a number of travel agents specialising in ticket sales to the Chinese market, but this represents a firm step to increase numbers and direct sales. The number of Chinese passengers flying into East Africa is already significant and offering fastjet fares and schedules to this growing market will only be positive for the airline.”

 

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NOTES TO EDITORS

About fastjet plc

fastjet plc is the holding company of the low cost airline fastjet which commenced flights under the fastjet brand in Tanzania in November 2012.  The airline introduced Airbus A319s into its fleet.  By adhering to international standards of safety, quality, security and reliability; fastjet has brought a new flying experience to the African market at unprecedented low prices. fastjet is implementing the low-cost model across Africa and its long-term strategy is to become the continent's first low-cost, pan-African airline.  The results of a  customer satisfaction survey showed that 100% of customers were likely to recommend fastjet to a friend. In developing its strong brand and identity, fastjet has won and been nominated for a number of awards, including winning three Transform awards for the rebrand and launch of fastjet and the award for "Brand Strategy of the Year" at the  Drum Marketing Awards in London.

fastjet plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

For more information see www.fastjet.com

Posted on 27th October 2014