fastjet Zimbabwe new route announcement - 15 November 2019

 

FROM: FASTJET ZIMBABWE | CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

DATE: 15 NOVEMBER | HARARE, ZIMBABWE | 10:00

RE: FASTJET ZIMBABWE NEW ROUTE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

Harare, Zimbabwe: fastjet Zimbabwe introduces its new route details from Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg.

Effective Thursday, 05 December 2019, the airline will fly the new route with 22 scheduled flights per week including double daily frequencies Monday through Friday with a single flight operation on Sunday. This supports same day travel opportunities Monday through to Friday, with convenient timings on Sunday for those planning a weekend getaway or for those super-commuters who travel weekly between the city where they live and the city where they work.

Flights are available for sale as of Friday 15 November.

 

FLIGHT SCHEDULE

Monday to Friday (only)

Bulawayo (BUQ) to Johannesburg (JNB) 

  1. FN 8661 Bulawayo to Johannesburg depart 06:40 arrive 08:00
  2. FN 8663 Bulawayo to Johannesburg depart 18:10 arrive 19:30

Johannesburg (JNB) to Bulawayo (BUQ)

  1. FN 8662 Johannesburg to Bulawayo depart 08:30 arrive 09:50
  2. FN 8664 Johannesburg to Bulawayo depart 21:10 arrive 22:30

 

Saturday

No schedule

 

Sunday (only)

Bulawayo (BUQ) to Johannesburg (JNB) 

  1. FN 8663 Bulawayo to Johannesburg depart 18:10 arrive 19:30

Johannesburg (JNB) to Bulawayo (BUQ)

  1. FN 8664 Johannesburg to Bulawayo depart 21:10 arrive 22:30

Note: All times are recorded as local (GMT+02)

 

The new route will complement the airlines convenient daily return service from its hub in Harare to Johannesburg. The route will be operated by the airline’s Embraer ERJ145, which offers travellers an exclusive seating configuration of either a window or aisle seat and the convenient drop and fly cabin baggage service.

With an expected flying time of 1 hour and 20 minutes in both directions and early morning   and evening departures, the flight times will be convenient for both leisure and business travellers, according to fastjet Zimbabwe’s Chief Executive Officer Joao Sousa.

He added: "It's great that we can make a seamless journey a reality for our loyal customers supporting new business, trade and leisure opportunities between the two countries. We are excited to announce the first of a number of new routes approved by the regulators for the Zimbabwe network and we are committed to working with our team to ensure the success of this new route."

The airline will fly from Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo, International airport located 25km outside Bulawayo, to OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, where travellers may connect to multiple global destinations on the services of ticketing airline partners Qatar Airways, Emirates Airline or an airline of choice. The new route schedule will increase fastjet daily flights across the network to 114 flights per week.

 

ABOUT FASTJET

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.

 

Corporate Communications

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