(“fastjet” or the "Company)
29 October 2015
fastjet Zimbabwe's inaugural flight
fastjet (AIM:FJET), Africa's low-cost airline, is pleased to confirm that the first flight of its subsidiary fastjet Zimbabwe, between Harare and Victoria Falls, took place yesterday. This marks the successful launch of a new low-cost Zimbabwean airline and the second fastjet airline,
fastjet Zimbabwe's first flight departed Harare International Airport with dignitaries, government officials, media and local passengers on board. Upon arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport, the flight was welcomed by the Mayor of Victoria Falls and the return flight landed in Harare to an official launch ceremony.
fastjet Zimbabwe will initially fly between Harare and Victoria Falls three times a week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, with more flights being added as demand increases.
The Zimbabwe Government has designated the airline on routes to South Africa, Botswana and Malawi. Further designations to Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Namibia and Mozambique are all expected to be granted over the corning weeks.
Commenting, fastjet Chief Executive Officer Ed Winter said: 'Today is a momentous day for fastjet as we launch fastjet Zimbabwe, our second low-cost airline in Africa, allowing even more people to enjoy safe, reliable, convenient and affordably priced air travel."
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Fastjet Plc Tel: +44 (0) 20 3651 6307
Rose Herbert, Investor Relations Manager
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Clan Mac Eochaidh
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Simon Clements/Ken Williams
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 flight 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 “Bran Strategy of the Year” at 2014’s Drum Marketing Awards In London, and the Transport Innovator Award at the 8th Transport 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 the 29th October 2015