Fastjet launches Zimbabwe flights

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Fastjet will begin operating services between Tanzania and Zimbabwe in August, as it expands its international route network across Africa.

The airline will launch a twice weekly operation from Dar es Salaam to Harare, with tickets available from today (23 June) for as little as $50 (excluding government charges and taxes). The announcement marks the third international route for fastjet, which already flies from Tanzania to Zambia and South Africa.

Despite strong commercial and cultural ties between the two cities, there is currently no direct air link between Dar es Salaam and Harare. The port at Dar es Salaam is used extensively by Zimbabwean traders, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zanzibar to the east of Tanzania are popular tourist destinations.