Fastjet Zimbabwe confirms repatriation charters between Harare and Johannesburg

FASTJET SWINGS BACK INTO OPERATIONS WITH SPECIAL REPATRIATION FLIGHTS TO AND FROM JOHANNESBURG

(Posted 28th May 2020)

Fastjet Zimbabwe this afternoon announced the airline’s intent to operate a mission specific charter flight in support of the repatriation for both Zimbabwean and South African Nationals, for travel between Harare & Johannesburg and vice versa, was granted formal permission by the aviation authorities of both countries for the flights to be operated on Friday 29 May 2020.

This first repatriation flight arrangement is wholly intended for Nationals and Permanent Residents of both countries presently stranded who wish to return home. This arrangement is a demonstration of the excellent cooperation and relations between the Republic of Zimbabwe and the Republic of South Africa.

The airline acknowledges and expresses gratitude to the respective ministries and delegations staff of both countries for the collaboration and unwavering support demonstrated and provided to the airline.

Fastjet Zimbabwe Accountable Manager, Mr. Ed Berry said: ‘All repatriation flight arrangements are in full compliance with the lockdown regulations for Zimbabwe and South Africa and will be coordinated with the relevant authorities and our service partners with full adherence to the prescribed industry and regulator safety standards introduced for COVID19. Over the last few weeks, we have had many customers reach out to us asking for our assistance in helping them return home, and we are pleased that this is now becoming a reality‘.

The flights scheduled to operate tomorrow, Friday, 29th of May are already fully subscribed to, however Fastjet Zimbabwe is continuing discussions with the relevant regulators and authorities for additional repatriation flight arrangements between Zimbabwe & South Africa and vice versa for the week commencing 07th of June 2020. Pending the required approvals, customers may register their interest for these flights by submitting an email to customer.zimbabwe @ fastjet.com.

In the meantime, the airline’s scheduled network operation remains highly dependent on the lockdown travel restrictions and opening of borders in this context. The fastjet team remains mobilised to welcome all customers on board its aircraft as soon as possible and in complete safety and reiterates its commitment to assist as many stranded Zimbabwean and South African travellers.

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