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Fastjet website opens for business

16 Nov 2012 by BusinessTraveller

Fastjet has unveiled its new website, with reservations now open for domestic routes within Tanzania.

Twice-daily services from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and Mwanza will launch on November 29, with flights from Zanzibar, Entebbe, Mobasa and Nairobi “coming soon”.

Fares start from 32,000Tsh (around US$20) one-way excluding taxes and charges. Ancilliary charges include US$5 for one piece of checked luggage up to 20kg, US$20 for changes to departure date, and paid-for food and beverages from the Sky Café.

Similar to Easyjet (the two carriers both having been founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou), there is no weight restriction for hand luggage, so long as the bag is no larger than 56 x 45 x 25cm and passengers are “able to place and retrieve the item of baggage safely in the overhead lockers” . Travellers will be allocated seats at the airport during check-in.

The carrier has also launched Facebook, Twitter and mobile sites.

Last week Fastjet unveiled its logo and livery, featuring the African Grey Parrot (see online news November 6).

Fastjet now has three Airbus A319 aircraft in its fleet, which are being painted with the new livery before being flown to Tanzania for the launch.

For more information visit fastjet.com.

Report by Mark Caswell

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