Fastjet receives Foreign Operator Permit

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Fastjet, the low-cost carrier operating from its hub in Tanzania, has finally received its Foreign Operator Permit from the South African Department of Transport. This was the final administrative hurdle that needed to be overcome, in order for the airline to begin operating flights between Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg.

“We expect this to be a particularly popular route, due to the fact that South African Airways has had a monopoly on this route for far too long,” said Ed Winter, Chief Executive Officer of fastjet. “We are very keen to offer substantially more affordable fares to customers and further stimulate the potential traffic between these two key African cities, which can only have a very positive effect on the critical trade, commercial and tourism industries between South Africa and Tanzania.”

Fastjet’s June revenue in Tanzania exceeded $2.2m, a 22% increase on the previous month. Fastjet load factors for the month grew from 68% to 78%, with yield per seat also increasing.

 

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