Fastjet Zimbabwe takes to the skies

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Fastjet Zimbabwe’s first domestic flight between Harare and Victoria Falls took off yesterday (28 October).

The airline will initially fly between Harare and Victoria Falls on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays using an Airbus A319 with seating for up to 144 passengers. Additional flights will be added to the schedule as customer demand increases.

To celebrate its launch, fastjet Zimbabwe has set all fares for flights between Victoria Falls and Harare in October and November at $20 one way. This excludes airport and government taxes of $18, which brings the total for an inclusive one-way fare to $38.

Over the course of the next three years fastjet Zimbabwe expects to invest in the region of $15-million and employ approximately 200 people directly, with hundreds more employed in secondary services such as fuel, catering and cleaning.

The airline plans to expand rapidly both locally and across Africa, creating a comprehensive network of international destinations to complement its domestic routes within Zimbabwe.

International destinations that fastjet Zimbabwe wishes to establish from Harare include South Africa, Kenya, Zambia, DRC, Botswana and Malawi.