fastjet Passenger Statistics for July 2014 - 11 August 2014

fastjet plc

("fastjet" or the “Company”)

11th August 2014

fastjet Passenger Statistics for July 2014

fastjet plc is pleased to announce its passenger statistics for the month of July 2014.

fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 52,839  passengers and achieved a load factor of 73%.  Compared with the same month last year, the number of passengers carried has increased by 69%.

Month on month, capacity has risen by 8% with 72,355 seats flown in July compared to 67,425 in June.   Revenue per passenger was very strong with a 22% increase month on month.

Punctuality for the month remained excellent, with 94% of flights arriving on time Note 3 , despite the extra flights.

Ed Winter, Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of fastjet plc, said:

“I am delighted to see our capacity continue to rise as we maximise the utilisation of resources, particularly aircraft.  This month’s 8% increase follows the 12% increase in capacity announced last month and the 11% increase announced in May. This is in line with our plans to almost double utilisation between Q1 and Q3.  August will see a further uplift in capacity with the introduction of flights to Harare in Zimbabwe, which have already moved from two to three flights per week following strong demand, and further additional frequencies on domestic routes.

I am particularly pleased that we have achieved such a high load factor and made significant unit revenue gains despite the fact that all but four days in the month fell within Ramadan, when both business and leisure activities decrease considerably. ”



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Month ending                       July 2014  July 2013  Change
     
Passengers Note 1              52,839        31,275       69%
Load Factor Note 2                73%           79%        -6pp
     
     
Rolling 12 months ending  July 2014  July 2013  Change
     
Passengers Note 1               455,743   227,033    101%
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Notes:
1. “Passengers” are sold seats flown, excluding infants.  Fastjet bookings are generally non-refundable.
2. “Load Factor” is the number of ‘passengers” as a percentage of the number of available seats flown. 
3. “on time” – arrival earlier than or within 15 minutes of schedule

 

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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.  fastjet plc is also the holding company of Fly540, which operates in Ghana and Angola.
The results of a recent 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 recent 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 11th August 2014