#Fastjet #Zimbabwe offers travelers new payment options


(Posted 07th July 2021)

Fastjet and Simbisa Brands Limited have announced a joint payment option channel via Simbisa Brands flagship Chicken Inn restaurants across Zimbabwe.

The new payment option allows fastjet customers to pay for a flight booking at any of the seventy-two Chicken Inn restaurants across Zimbabwe.

After securing a fastjet booking on the airline’s website www.fastjet.com, travel shop or via the call centre, a customer may select the Pay Later booking option. The booking is then held for a prescribed period of time, allowing the customer, upon presenting their booking reservations number, to make the payment to the cashier at any Chicken Inn restaurant.

A fastjet spokesperson said, “We are adding more choice to the fastjet flight booking cycle. Our objective is to provide our customers with convenient payment options to secure their fastjet flight bookings. Chicken Inn’s wide restaurant network makes them well-positioned to reach various customer segments across Zimbabwe. This partnership speaks to our values of flexibility and choice”.

A Chicken Inn spokesperson said, “We are pleased to be working with fastjet and launching this payment channel through our Chicken Inn counters. This added service provides convenience to our valued customers”.

Fastjet offers flexible booking change options and generous free baggage allowances across its network of flights. The lowest fares can be found on their website www.fastjet.com.

Fastjet is a multi-award-winning African value airline that began flight operations in 2012. Its awards include Leading African Low-Cost Carrier World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017 and 2019. Today, fastjet connects the three major cities in Zimbabwe by flying between Harare & Victoria Falls and Harare & Bulawayo. Internationally the airline offers flights from Harare, Bulawayo & Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in South Africa. Since commencing operations fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a punctual and reliable airline, with a range of value-added products and services which includes free baggage allowances, flexible change options, multiple payment channels, airport lounge access on select routes, dedicated check-in desks and more.


In 1987 the first Chicken Inn outlet was opened in Harare at Speke Avenue. From its inception, Chicken Inn focused on using the freshest locally sourced ingredients to produce a delicious and affordable menu. The brand has grown exponentially over the years due to the customers’ love of the infamous fried chicken menu that has grown to include fried chicken pieces and burgers, rotisserie chicken, spicy chicken wings, wraps and hand cut chips.

Today, Chicken Inn boasts a 72-outlet footprint, making it the largest quick service restaurant in Zimbabwe. This multi-award-winning brand serves more than 1,2 million Zimbabweans with its delicious meals each month. And every Chicken Inn customer knows that they can get that authentic Chicken Inn meal via Drive-Thru, Dining In, Takeaway or Delivery. Chicken Inn is a sub business unit of Simbisa Brands and has expanded to other Africa countries such as Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Zambia, Ghana, and the DRC.

Simbisa Brands was formed in 2015 through unbundling from Innscor Africa Limited. Simbisa Brands boasts of more than 513 stores in 9 markets and operates eight owned brands (Chicken Inn, Pizza Inn, Creamy Inn, Baker’s Inn, Fish Inn, Haefelis, Vasilis and Dial a Delivery) and eight licensed brands (Ocean Basket, Nando’s, Spur, RocoMamas, Steers, The Grill Shack, Galito’s and Vida e Cafe). For more information on Chicken Inn and Simbisa brands visit www.simbisabrands.com.

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