Fastjet has signed a letter of intent for the purchase of an Airbus A319.
The aircraft is expected to be ready for operation by the end of September and is planned as the first aircraft for the fastjet Zambia fleet.
“Following our recent announcement of the fourth and fifth aircraft joining our fleet, the addition of this owned aircraft by the end of September will see the fleet double in size to six, once each of these aircraft are operational,” said Ed Winter, fastjet CEO. “Each additional aircraft is able to make up to 1,000 more seats per day available to fastjet’s customers. Based on the 75% load factors currently being projected by fastjet, each aircraft in the fleet is projected to carry approximately 275,000 passengers per annum.”