FROM: FASTJET PLC | CORPORATE COMMUNICATION
DATE: 09 SEPTEMBER 2020 | JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA | 13:00
RE: FASTJET ZIMBABWE PREPARATION TO RESUME FLIGHT OPERATIONS
HARARE, ZIMBABWE | FASTJET ZIMBABWE is delighted with the latest news released by the Government of Zimbabwe on 08 September 2020 announcing the official resumption of domestic and international air transportation, approved with prescribed travel safety conditions.
A fastjet official stated, “ Today we initiated robust discussions and are actively engaged with key stakeholders as we finalise plans for the recommencement of domestic flights between Harare & Bulawayo and Harare & Victoria Falls, following yesterday’s announcement by the Ministry of Information, Publicity & Broadcasting”.
Whilst the airline positively deliberates on the next steps in announcing dates and a revised domestic network flying programme, they have expressed their gratitude to the respective Ministries, Authorities and Agencies for their continued efforts in preparing the travel industry to a return to operations.
Last week the airline’s “Flexible Booking Change Policy” was extended until March 2021, and as details on the resumption of flights are firmed fastjet will be sharing with its customers additional incentives that will form part of the “Travel with Confidence” initiave, which focuses on the customer’s experience, safety, wellbeing and sustainable operations across the airline’s network.
This is an encouraging demonstration of the airline’s commitment and support to both the wellbeing of its customers and the facilitation of local travel in Zimbabwe, in line with the domestic tourism campaign and initiative launched in July 2020.
Details on the Flexible Booking Policy and other incentives can be viewed on the airline’s website www.fastjet.com.
During the period of restricted international air travel, fastjet Zimbabwe shall continue to operate repatriation flights between Harare, Zimbabwe and Johannesburg, South Africa in accordance with the regulatory guidelines of the respective Government Agencies. Customers interested in finding out more about repatriation flights may contact the airline via email to [email protected], or through one of their online chat channels.
Fastjet extends it sincere appreciation and gratitude to their Customers, Government Agencies, Tourism Bodies, Trade Partners and Suppliers for the support and reassurance extended to the airline during the lockdown period and with their plans to resume flights and services for everyone with the safety of customers and staff directing their preparations to resuming their full network and services.
The planned domestic recommencement date and flying programme will be shared in the course of this week on the airline's website and social media pages.
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 and 2019. Today, fastjet connects the three major cities in Zimbabwe by flying between Harare & Victoria Falls and Harare & Bulawayo. Internationally the airline offers flights from Harare & 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.