fastjet launches new domestic route in Tanzania


fastjet has begun selling tickets for its new domestic route, from Dar es Salaam to Mbeya in Tanzania.

Flights to Mbeya’s new Songwe airport on fastjet’s Airbus A319 will commence on 1 November and initially operate three times a week. As with its existing domestic services, demand for the route is expected to be high and fastjet therefore intends to rapidly increase frequency. 

The newly-developed Songwe airport serves not only the city of Mbeya, but also the densely-populated cross-border regions of northern Zambia and Malawi.

“We have been inundated with requests from passengers for fastjet to operate a service on this route, and are extremely pleased to be launching ticket sales, building on the success of our existing Tanzanian operation,” said Ed Winter, fastjet CEO. “The government of Tanzania has invested a considerable sum to develop this brand new airport, and the regeneration of its infrastructure is due to be completed in October, allowing us to commence flights on 1 November.”