fastjet Passenger Statistics for October 2014 - 5 November 2014

fastjet plc

("fastjet" or the "Company")

5th November 2014

fastjet Passenger Statistics for October 2014

October 2014

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

fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 59,830 passengers and achieved a load factor of 74%.  Compared with the same month last year, this represents a 77% increase in the number of passengers carried.

Punctuality for the month remained excellent, with 95% of flights arriving on time Note 3.

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

"I am delighted to see such strong total passenger numbers and high load factor for what is traditionally a low travel month.  Passenger numbers grew month on month as we added additional flights to Entebbe and recorded strong passenger increases on our flights to Harare."

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Month ending                                   October 2014                     October 2013                 Change

Passengers Note 1                              59,830                               33,757                          77%

Load Factor Note 2                               74%                                   70%                          +4pp

Rolling 12 months ending                  October 2014                     October 2013                  Change

Passengers Note 1                             539,205                              326,135                         65%

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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.  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 5th November 2014