The Latest on FastJet's Low-cost Flight Plans for Africa and Beyond
Not that long ago we were all intrigued about what Sir Stelios (of EasyJet) was up to, and what he had planned for residents and travelers looking to hop around much of Africa. Well, it sounds like one of the continent's first true low-cost carriers is still in the planning stages, but with a little more progress, Stelios' FastJet might be up in the air doing its thing sooner than later.
The latest news is that the airline may head up into the skies within the next several months, so we wouldn’t find it unusual to see flights operating between now and the end of 2012. Officials at the airline are looking to initially gain access to like 15 planes to help them achieve their travel goals.
It sounds like one of the latest updates is that Sir Stelios is ready to give a little PowerPoint to potential investors about how awesome his plans are and how they’ll all make buckets of money.
Obviously much can change about where the airline will eventually fly to and fly from, but for now there’s news that Accra, Ghana should serve as the airline’s hub with flights to around six other spots in the Western half of the continent.
It sounds like there’s still much to be decided between Sir Stelios and Rubicon—the cash behind the option—but at least it sounds like they’re all headed in the right direction.