According to Breaking Travel News, low-cost airline fastjet has unveiled plans to increase its fleet this year as it seeks to expand its operations and add further routes to its network.
With fastjet’s current fleet of three aircraft almost fully utilised, additional aircraft will be required to support its planned expansion and to facilitate the start-up of planned new fastjet operations in both Zambia and Zimbabwe.
The airline has signed a letter of intent with ICBC International Leasing Company with regards the leasing of one A319-131.
This aircraft is the first of a number that fastjet is planning to add to its fleet this year, with each additional aircraft able to make up to 1,000 more seats per day available to its customers.
The company’s target is to have up to 34 aircraft operating to 40 destinations within and from Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Kenya and Uganda by the end of 2018.