Fastjet’s entry set to bring down airfares
FASTJET, the low cost airline set to debut operations in Kenya soon after it rebrands local airline Fly540 will offer airfares for as low as $20 (Sh1696) to some destinations within the region, it said on Monday. Fastjet, said it will establish its first East african base in Tanzania in November when its scheduled to launch its first flight within the region under the new name.
“Our initial focus will be on East Africa with the airline’s first base at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where the A319 aircraft has already been approved by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. This will be followed by a second base in Nairobi, Kenya, once the A319 is approved there,” said CEO Ed Winter in a statement. “We look forward to bringing a great, reliable and affordable service to the people of East Africa.”
FastJet is the holding company for airline Fly540, which operates from four bases in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola.