African no-frills airline Fastjet is to launch its second international route from early 2014.
The company will run services from the Tanzanian capital Dar es Salaam to Lusaka in Zambia from February 1, which will initially operate twice per week.
Fastjet, which started operations one year ago with domestic routes within Tanzania, launched flights from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg in October.
Ed Winter, CEO of Fastjet said: “Building on the successes of the past year, the launch of our second international route to Lusaka moves Fastjet further along the path to becoming a truly pan-African carrier.
“We are incredibly pleased that, in accordance with our planned growth strategy, the roll-out of our international route network is now gaining real momentum and we are fulfilling our promise to the people of Africa to democratise air travel across the continent.”
Winter added that the airline had carried more than 355,000 passengers on its services during the first 12 months of operation.
The Fastjet name has been licenced from Easyjet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's Easygroup holding company. Haji-Ioannou is also a minority shareholder in Fastjet.