Fastjet – growing month after month


(Posted 13th July 2015)

Fastjet PLC just announced their June figures for the operation in Tanzania, which, as expected, again showed a significant improvement on most data except for the load factors. In June the loadfactor dropped by 10 percent from last year to 69 percent, largely due to the launch of a new service from Dar es Salaam to Lilongwe / Malawi.

Passenger numbers however are up by 23 percent compared to June a year ago, inspite of reduced domestic travel in Tanzania during the month of Ramadan, a sign that the airline’s new routes have translated into additional passenger numbers. On time departures also remain in the mid 90 percent range with a dispatch reliability of 95 percent.

Month ending June 2015 June 2014 Change
Passengers Note 1 65,216 53,232 23%
Load Factor Note 2 69% 79% -10pp
Rolling 12 months ending June 2015 June 2014 Change
Passengers Note 1 732,695 433,755 69%

While recently in Harare it could also be confirmed that the fourth Airbus A319 will in fact be deployed to Zimbabwe to commence operations when the airline passes the final audit stages for their AOC. The commencement of flights will beat Zambia to the door, but a fifth Airbus A319 had already been secured to join the fleet for deployment to Lusaka, when the same process has been completed in Zambia.

In a related development has the airline also launched special promotions between Kilimanjaro and Entebbe where the lowest fare is now just US Dollars 20 PLUS TAXES and regulatory charges (amounting to over 171.000 Uganda Shillings), the same as long term advance bookings on Tanzania’s domestic routes. For schedules, fares and bookings click on

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  1. Hi any news about the chances of fastjet landing in Nairobi ax it seems to have gone very quite on that front yet Kenya Airways continue to fly 4 times daily into Dar es Salam

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