Fastjet Zimbabwe counts down to launch of new route


(Posted 30th November 2019)

Preparations for the final arrangements are underway at Fastjet Zimbabwe in anticipation of the inaugural flight from Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg, South Africa’s commercial capital.

Effective Thursday, 05th of December 2019, will the airline fly the new route with 22 scheduled flights per week including double daily frequencies Monday through Friday with a single flight operation on a Sunday.

The inaugural flight is scheduled to depart Bulawayo’s Joshua Nkomo International Airport at 18.10 hrs local time with a major event planned by the airline, to celebrate the airlines successful implementation of another international gateway a mere 20 days after the route was launched for sale.

The planned event will commence with a press conference at 15.00 hrs local time at Bulawayo International Airport. The event will be attended by dignitaries, business leaders, industry partners and entrepreneurs.

The Chief Executive Officer for Fastjet Zimbabwe, Mr Joao Sousa shared his enthusiasm ahead of the inaugural flight when he said: “Since the announcement of the new route, we have been overwhelmed with positive sentiment and backing from a wide spectrum of local and international supporters and business leaders, appreciating the economic and social benefits the new route will pave for everyone. The city of kings has the potential and capacity to be one of the fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa, and Fastjet Zimbabwe is honoured to be associated with the positive outlook adopted”.

The published flight schedule for this route is designed to offer convenience and value to travellers with the lowest fares available via the airline’s website. Bookings can also be made at any Fastjet shop, the call centre or a travel agent of choice. All fares include a free baggage allowance with a choice of offerings available for travellers looking for flexibility and a value-based flying and travel experience.

The new route will complement the airlines convenient daily return service from its hub in Harare to Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, where travellers may connect to multiple global destinations.