Low cost airtravel from Dar es Salaam extends to a new African destination


(Posted 29th June 2015)

Fastjet’s General Manager East Africa, Mr. Jimmy Kibati, over the weekend confirmed that the airline will launch its fifth international destination out of Dar es Salaam on the 27th of July, when a twice weekly service to Lilongwe in Malawi will take off. Flying time between the two airports was given as one hour and fourty minutes with an ETD from DAR set at 10.25 hrs and an ETA in DAR at 14.20 hrs local times.

Fares will, as is the case with all other international destinations, start from as low as 50 US Dollars PLUS TAXES and regulatory fees, available if booked long enough in advance or when the fare is purchases during one of the airline’s regular sales promotions.

This follows in the footsteps of Johannesburg, Lusaka, Harare and Entebbe, other international routes successfully launched in this order, over and above the domestic services from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro, Mwanza and Mbeya, the latter exclusively served on a daily basis by an Airbus A319 jet aircraft.

Bookings can now be made via the airline directly or the various CRS’ Fastjet has signed up to.

In a related development it was still not possible to get any confirmation of the outcome of the Kenya Civil Aviation’s board meeting held 10 days ago and if the contentious issue between Tanzania and Kenya, i.e. landing rights for Fastjet – incidentally a designated carrier by TCAA for the route – have now been granted or not, a matter of hot speculation and equally a matter which, if not coming forth soon, will very likely once again trigger a sharpish reaction by the Tanzania CAA vis a vis flights by Kenyan airlines from Nairobi into Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza.

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