Fastjet links SA and Zimbabwe


Having received clearance from the Zimbabwean and South African governments, fastjet has announced that its newest international routes will be from Johannesburg to Harare and Victoria Falls.

Return flights from Harare International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport to Johannesburg’s O.R. Tambo International Airport will operate using fastjet’s Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 144 passengers.

The Johannesburg-Harare route will commence on 1 February and operate daily with an additional daily flight expected to be added as consumer demand increases.

Flights linking Victoria Falls to and from Johannesburg will initially be three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, commencing 3 February.

Tickets will be on sale this week, with one-way prices starting at $80. This excludes government and airport taxes of $50 when departing Zimbabwe and $35 when departing South Africa.

The initial daily flights will depart from Harare at 06h15 and land in Johannesburg at 07h55. The return flight from Johannesburg to Harare departs at 08h40, landing at 10h15 (all local times).

Finalised slots and timetables for the flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg are still to be confirmed by the respective airports.

The flights to Harare and Victoria Falls mark the third and fourth international routes for fastjet from South Africa with the airline presently operating to Dar es Salaam and Zanzibar.