FASTJET Tanzania has applied for the operating of flights from Lusaka to Johannesburg by extending its current Dar es Salaam to Lusaka route.
This would enable Zambian customers to experience low fares on this route ahead of the launch of the Fastjet Zambia.
Fastjet chief executive officer Ed Winter said the airline had so far carried 26,599 passengers on the route since it started its operations in Zambia.
“We are managing our routes between Dar es Salaam and Lusaka-we have carried 26,599 passengers on the route since the start of operations on February 14, 2014,” he said.
In an interview from London, Mr Winter said the Fastjet will be a Zambian airline, operated by local people, but benefiting from being a part of the Fastjet group which will drive the same levels of safety and reliability.
“We have achieved this at Fastjet Tanzania. Fastjet Tanzania has achieved over 90 per cent on time punctuality since start up.
“We were granted an Air Service Permit by the Zambia Ministry of Transport, Works ,Supply and communication on October last year and have been making progress with the Air Operator certificate (AOC) application since that time,” Mr Winter said.
He said that the application process was progressing very well and that the airline would want to start services as soon as possible.
Times of Zambia