Fastjet expands Tanzania offering

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African low-cost carrier, fastjet, has announced the launch of its sixth Tanzanian route, Kigoma.

The services are scheduled to commence in on 1 March and the airline has already opened ticket sales.

According a statement issued by the airline, the new route will initially be operated on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, with fares going as low as Sh123 000.

Recently, Fastjet introduced Embraer E190 aircraft, which will be plying the route.

“Last year, the company invested heavily to replace its fleet in Tanzania as part of its redevelopment plan. Fastjet is now ready to expand and further invest so as to benefit everyone in the country,” says fastjet Tanzania spokesperson Lucy Mbogoro.

“The launch of the Dar es Salaam Kigoma route marks the beginning of a proudly Tanzanian growth path, connecting and moving people and goods affordably.”

Fastjet will be offering the only jet service between Dar es Salaam and Kigoma, which means that it will not only introduce cheaper fares, but also faster services and greater convenience between those two distant cities.

Fastjet has flown almost 3 million Guests in the 5 counties where the brand is present; Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia and South Africa.

Within Tanzania fastjet flies between Dar es Salaam and Mwanza, Mbeya and Kilimanjaro already.

Mbogoro added: “Similar to the mobile phone industry, low-cost airlines have made it easier for people to connect friends and family to stay in touch, and companies and entrepreneurs to do business more affordably.

As we grow in Tanzania, fastjet will continue to play a bigger role in the lives of citizens as the first choice for air travel.”