19 December 2018
Fastjet PLC Group Head Office (Johannesburg) has today reassured its customers that flights on fastjet Zimbabwe and fastjet Mozambique are operating as normal, providing reliable services on the respective route networks.
Following Monday’s suspension of flights by fastjet Airlines Ltd (Tanzania), all flights to and from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected.
In Tanzania, fastjet Airlines is independently owned, following a management buyout from the group’s parent entity earlier in 2018. The Tanzanian airline announced, on Monday 17th December, a temporary suspension of flights, following a 28-day notice from the Tanzanian Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA), requesting reassurances from the airline that its air services would continue to meet TCAA requirements; failing which the TCAA would be forced to revoke the Tanzanian licences.
The following flights operated by fastjet Airlines Ltd (Tanzania) have been placed on hold pending the airline providing the necessary assurances to the TCAA.
All other routes operated by fastjet in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Mozambique remain unaffected and, in fact, the Group successfully secured over $16m in funds, in December 2018, to provide the foundation for continued growth as Africa’s affordable airline.