("fastjet" or the “Company”)
3 April 2014
Fastjet signs interline agreement with Proflight Zambia
fastjet, Africa's low cost airline, is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with Lusaka-based regional airline Proflight Zambia, enabling passengers of both airlines to travel easily between 15 destinations across Zambia, Malawi and Tanzania served by the two carriers. This alliance not only will see both airlines expand in reach but also establish Lusaka as a regional aviation hub.
From May 1 2014, fastjet will link Proflight's route network to its hub in Dar es Salaam and other Tanzanian domestic routes, while Proflight will connect fastjet flights into Lusaka to its domestic routes within Zambia, and to Lilongwe in Malawi.
fastjet passengers are now able to book Proflight flights in conjunction with a fastjet ticket online at www.fastjet.com, or at any of the airline's sales offices.
"fastjet has cemented its reputation as a reliable, affordable low-cost carrier, maintaining excellent punctuality and reliability records," says Richard Bodin, Chief Commercial Officer of fastjet. "This collaboration with Proflight Zambia adds momentum to fastjet's vision of democratising air travel on the African continent, while boosting growing trade relationships between Zambia and Tanzania.
"An efficient aviation sector that offers passengers affordable, safe and reliable flights to the destinations of their choice is sure to boost tourism and commerce in both countries," he adds.
"The agreement signed with fastjet is the latest step in our strategy to develop a network in the region, making air travel in Southern Africa more convenient and accessible," said Captain Philip Lemba, Director of Government and Industry Affairs at Proflight. "We look forward to being able to combine the service and value for money that the joint initiative brings."
The agreement sees passengers able to book flights on a single ticket from any of Proflight's destinations - Livingstone, Ndola, Mfuwe, Chipata, Solwezi, Lower Zambezi, Mongu, Kasama and Mansa, and Lilongwe in Malawi, all via Lusaka - to Dar es Salaam, or via that city to Kilimanjaro, Mbeya and Mwanza in Tanzania, on fastjet.
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About fastjet plc
fastjet plc is the holding company of the low-cost airline fastjet which commenced flight operations in Tanzania in November 2012. The airline operates a fleet of distinctively branded Airbus A319s and since its launch has grown to encompass the key domestic routes within Tanzania and a rapidly increasing number of international destinations. 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 carrier 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 airline Fly540, which operates in Kenya, Ghana and Angola.
By offering one way fares from as low as $20, fastjet has stimulated a new customer base; the results of a customer survey showed that 38% of fastjet passengers had never flown before. . This democratisation of air travel is expected to gather momentum across the final continent to experience the low-cost airline revolution.
fastjet is committed to communicating effectively with its existing and potential customers and has, to date, won a number of marketing awards. With over 140,000 social media followers, it occupies a unique position in African aviation.
fastjet plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.
For more information see www.fastjet.com
Posted on 3rd April 2014