("fastjet" or the “Company”)
8 October 2015
fastjet and Emirates sign an interline agreement
fastjet (AIM:FJET), Africa's low-cost airline, has signed a sales and distribution contract with Emirates, the world's largest airline by international traffic, that allows Emirates’ passengers access to fastjet’s growing route network across East and Southern Africa.
Emirates passengers will be able to book fastjet tickets on all of Emirates’ sales channels using a bespoke link between Emirates and fastjets reservations system.
Emirates currently fly to over 140 destinations across the world, including 20 in Africa, while fastjet is rapidly becoming the leading pan African low-cost carrier.
The partnership will benefit both fastjet and Emirates with greater passenger traffic and will give travellers in Africa the opportunity to connect to the rest of the world through Emirates' Dubai hub with fastjet providing passengers from African towns and cities.
Commenting on the agreement, fastjet Chief Commercial Officer Richard Bodin, said: "We are absolutely delighted to be working with such a highly regarded and successful airline. Not only will it allow us access to the millions of passengers that Emirates carries, it is also a significant validation of our operation, service and proven low-cost model. We look forward to greeting Emirates passengers on board our aircraft.”
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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. 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. Utilising its fleet of Airbus A319s, 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, the award for "Brand Strategy of the Year" at 2014’s Drum Marketing Awards in London, and the Transport Innovator Award at the 8th Transport Africa Awards 2015 in Johannesburg.
fastjet Plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market.
For more information see www.fastjet.com.
Posted on 8th October 2015