FROM: FASTJET PLC | CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
DATE: 28 NOVEMBER | HARARE, ZIMBABWE | 14:00
RE: BULAWAYO JOHANNESBURG INAUGURAL FLIGHT
Harare, Zimbabwe: Preparations and final arrangements are underway at fastjet Zimbabwe in anticipation of the inaugural flight from Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg, known by most as the gateway to the African continent.
Effective Thursday, 05 December 2019, the airline will fly the new route with 22 new scheduled flights per week including double daily frequencies Monday through Friday with a single flight operation on a Sunday.
The inaugural flight is scheduled to depart Bulawayo, Joshua Nkomo International airport at 18:10 with a notable event planned by the airline, to celebrate the airlines successful implementation of another international gateway a mere 20 days after the route was launched for sale.
The planned event is scheduled to commence with a press conference at 15h00 (local time), at Bulawayo International Airport. The event to be hosted by the airline, will be honoured with the attendance of dignitaries, esteemed business leaders, industry partners and entrepreneurs.
The Chief Executive Officer for fastjet Zimbabwe, Mr Joao Sousa shared his enthusiasm ahead of the inaugural event stating “Since the announcement of the new route, we have been overwhelmed with positive sentiment and backing from a wide spectrum of local and international supporters and business leaders, appreciating the economic and social benefits the new route will pave for everyone.” He further stated, “The city of kings has the potential and capacity to be one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa, and fastjet Zimbabwe is honoured to be associated with the positive outlook adopted”.
The published flight schedule for this route is designed to offer convenience and value to travellers with the lowest fares available via the airline’s website. Bookings can also be made via any fastjet shop, the call centre or a travel agent of choice. All fares include a free baggage allowance with a choice of offerings available for travellers looking for flexibility and a value-based flying and travel experience.
The new route will complement the airlines convenient daily return service from its hub in Harare to Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, where travellers may connect to multiple global destinations.
fastjet is a multi-award-winning African value airline that began flight operations in 2012. Its awards include, Leading African Low-Cost Carrier World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017. Today, fastjet connects Zimbabwe by flying between Harare and Victoria Falls, Harare and Bulawayo. It also offers flights from Harare and Bulawayo to Johannesburg in South Africa. Since commencing operations fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a punctual, reliable, and affordable low-cost carrier, with value added services inclusive of free baggage allowance(s), airport lounge access, dedicated check-in and more according to the new fare attributes introduced across their network.