Fastjet launches pre-paid seating


Fastjet introduced a pre-paid seating option on all flights to and from its international and Tanzanian domestic destinations from 3 July.

All passengers flying to and from the airline’s seven destinations will continue to be assigned a seat free of charge when checking in at the airport, but they now have the option of selecting and paying for a preferred seat when booking their flights, or adding this preference to their booking up to 24 hours prior to their flight departure.

There are two types of allocated seats available for purchase across fastjet’s fleet of A319 jet aircraft. Passengers can pay $5 per seat one-way for premium seats in the ‘quick-exit’ rows 1 and 2 at the front of the aircraft and for the ‘extended legroom’ seats situated in row 11. If there is a particular seat that passengers want to book, that is not in one of these premium rows, they will pay $3 per seat one-way to reserve it.

The launch of the pre-booked seating option adds to fastjet’s current added service offerings, such as being able to rent a car, book accommodation and pre-book airport parking with any flight booking.

Fastjet operates internationally from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg (South Africa), Lusaka (Zambia) and Harare (Zimbabwe), and has a significant Tanzanian domestic network including flights from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Mbeya.