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African budget carrier Fastjet has launched a twice-weekly service from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania to Harare in Zimbabwe.
It becomes the airlines third international route in Africa.
Fastjet has responded to requests from Zimbabweans and Tanzanians asking for a direct route connecting these two cities with affordable, reliable flights,” said Ed Winter, chief executive officer of Fastjet.
“Yesterday’s flight from Harare was fully booked, as is Saturday’s. With future bookings also looking strong we’ve decided to add a third rotation each Thursday which we expect to commence at the end of next month.”
Fastjet said bookings for the service are “well ahead of management expectations”, with flights already operating at full capacity. The airline will also add a third service to the schedule later this year.
In June Fastjet, which was part set-up by Easyjet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, announced losses of $47.6 million. It also cut ties with its subsidiary airline Fly540 Kenya, after it contributed to the majority of the losses and wasn’t deemed “economically viable”.