ZIMBABWE BANKS ON MORE SOUTH AFRICAN TOURISTS AS FASTJET LAUNCHED VIC FALLS TO JO’BURG FLIGHTS
(Posted 29th March 2016)
The long Easter weekend provided the perfect platform for Fastjet Zimbabwe to launch their long awaited flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg.
Good Friday saw the first two services operate between the two airports and on Easter Sunday again both flights took off on time with reportedly high loadfactors.
Fastjet has been operating flights between Harare and Victoria Falls for some time now and this extension of their route network into Southern Africa is bound to bring them plenty of additional passengers.
The Zimbabwean government had over the past two years invested over 150 million US Dollars on the modernization and expansion of the airport, where wide body aircraft can now land and take off with full loads.
The one and a half hour flight between Victoria Falls, one of the most iconic names in Africa, and Johannesburg offers South Africans the option to see the magnificent falls of the Zambezi River on a weekend trip or else spend a few more days midweek and explore some of the nearby national parks.
Said Richard Bodin, COO of the company: ‘Fastjet has already enjoyed the benefits of the upgrade to this magnificent airport with our domestic flights between Harare and Victoria Falls, and we are looking forward to introducing international visitors to its world-class facilities‘.
Richard then added: ‘We believe that affordable air travel is key to the continued growth of tourism between Zimbabwe and South Africa, with Victoria Falls being long established as a drawcard for tourists from Southern Africa, and elsewhere in the world. We expect many of our passengers on this route to be first-time visitors to Victoria Falls, who would otherwise not have been able to afford to travel to what is a popular holiday destination for Southern Africans‘.
It is understood from usually reliable sources that Fastjet Zimbabwe is in the final stage of preparation for additional destinations being launched from Harare into Southern Africa and as usual will breaking and regular news appear here just as soon as confirmation for new developments has been received.