Finally Time for FastJet to Sell Tickets for First Africa Routes
November 15, 2012 at 9:12 AM
We’ve been watching the deal with FastJet for quite some time, as the start-up looks to bring the cheap low cost carrier model across Africa. The initial idea was proposed by Sir Stelios of Easyjet fame and, about a year after we heard of this new venture, it’s almost time for the carrier to finally hit the skies.
As part of their plan to get up in the air as quickly as possible, FastJet kind of gobbled up another regional airline—Fly540—as this gave them some easy access to rights to fly to spots like Angola, Ghana, Kenya, and Tanzania. With that kind of paperwork in place it was time to pick a spot to start, and it sounds like they’re going to begin with Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The head honcho over at FastJet is eager to expand to more countries, but it sounds like his carrier plans to stay firmly planted in Africa.
Along with new flights comes a new livery, and a handsome African Grey Parrot is the winner for their tail design.
Tickets are already on sale to some of their initial destinations and locations with flights running around $20 each way—assuming a decent conversion into USD. The website has already been fired up and is ready to go, so if you need a flight over to Kilimanjaro or Mwanza they’ve got you more than covered. When it comes to flights to and from spots in Africa, we’re thinking these guys are the ones to watch.