23 January 2018
   
Museveni hails Trump for shithole slur
ZRP ‘Idiot’ Charamba loses cop insult case
Gukurahundi: Blame govt, not me – says ED
SA: Jazz legend Hugh Masekela dies
Cholera: Angry minister blasts city councils
Mzembi challenges arrest; quits politics
Mudzuri: Amnesty for MDC-T cop murder 3
Mnangagwa: Grace mentally unstable
MORE NEWS
Govt reduces excise duty on fuel
Filthy 5-Star hotels: Economy blamed
MORE BUSINESS
‘Am I African’ explores Zim's race conflict
Gafa’s Epworth concert draws thousands
MORE SHOWBIZ
Billiat might still leave: Sundowns coach
Katsande: Chiefs show championship mentality
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Fastjet to launch flights for popular Harare-Johannesburg route
18/01/2016 00:00:00
by The Source
 
 
RELATED STORIES

HARARE: Low cost airline Fastjet will next month launch flights between Harare and Johannesburg after being granted permission by aviation authorities from both Zimbabwe and South Africa, the company said on Monday.

AIM listed Fastjet Plc, the parent company of Fastjet Zimbabwe, said it will also launch a Victoria Falls-Johannesburg flight.

The Harare-Johannesburg flight will run daily while its Victoria Falls-Johannesburg route will initially operate three times a week with fares starting from $80 before government taxes.

The Harare-Johannesburg route is an industry cash cow, with Air Zimbabwe, South Africa Airways, British Airways (through Comair) and SA Express running daily flights.

Fastjet Plc chief executive Ed Winter said the airline was establishing itself as a key player in the low cost market.

“There is clearly significant demand for affordable travel between Harare and Johannesburg. As we have seen in other markets, we expect many passengers currently undertaking the journey by bus to switch to flying, taking advantage of Fastjet’s low fares and safe reliable flights,” he said.

Up to 100 buses a day travel between the two cities, a journey which can take as long as 24 hours. Similarly the journey 1,300km road journey from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls can take as long as two days with border crossings.

Fastjet has been operational in Zimbabwe since last year, plying the popular Harare-Tanzania route. It launched the Harare-Victoria Falls route last October.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker