fastjet has announced that it will commence daily flights between Harare and Bulawayo from 20 July 2018.
“fastjet has been pursuing this route designation for several years,” says fastjet Chief Executive Officer, Nico Bezuidenhout. “We are delighted to see that positive changes in the Zimbabwean environment made this development possible, enabling low-fare connectivity between more domestic destinations.”
“fastjet will celebrate its third year of Zimbabwean operations in October and has invested substantially in the market with positive outcomes. While we are launching with a single frequency at present, fastjet intends to further grow the route following further consultation with stakeholders and ultimately to introduce additional aircraft to facilitate growth,” he adds.
Bulawayo being the second largest city in Zimbabwe and a strategic economic hub that services nearby mining, industrial and agricultural activity, Bezuidenhout believes that fastjet’s entry into this market will contribute positively in terms of further stimulating economic activity and growth.
With the addition of the Harare Bulawayo route fastjet’s network in Zimbabwe now totals 4 destinations with more than 100 weekly flights; this makes fastjet the leading carrier in Zimbabwe.
“With our affordable fares, multiple daily frequencies for business travelers, our commitment to promoting local and inbound tourism and our on-time performance of 90%, fastjet has become the airline for everyone,” says Bezuidenhout. “We look forward to continued engagement with all stakeholders in Zimbabwe to realise additional frequencies on the route as well as the development of new destinations.”