New #Fastjet route set to link two major African tourism destinations

New Service set to connect #VictoriaFalls / #Zimbabwe with #Maun / #Botswana, the springboard to the #Okavango Delta

(Posted 27th January 2022)

Fastjet Zimbabwe, the award-winning value-based airline, has today announced that effective Thursday, 30th of June 2022, the airline will introduce a new service between Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Maun in Botswana.
The new route is scheduled to operate four times a week on a Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday, offering convenient connections for tourists between two major African tourism destinations.

Fastjet will operate the route using a 50-seater Embraer ERJ145 aircraft which is known to provide the versatility to build a sustainable regional network with the right-sized capacity while offering customers comfortable seating with generous legroom.

Fastjet Zimbabwe spokesperson, Nunurai Ndawana, said, “The airline is thrilled to introduce direct flights from Victoria Falls to Maun. Using our Embraer ERJ145 aircraft, we believe this route will facilitate more travel between these two tourism capitals of Zimbabwe and Botswana. This route has for many years been only available by private charter. So, with the introduction of this direct connection, we believe it will be able to spur tourism development and growth in the region”.

Fastjet Group Chief Operating Officer, Donahue Cortes commented, “The Victoria Falls – Maun flight is the second new route being added onto the fastjet regional network, with flights between Victoria Falls and Nelspruit Kruger Mpumalanga planned to launch ahead of the Easter travel period. Despite the hard-wearing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Group remains dedicated to the recovery and growth of tourism in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, and to bringing further connectivity to the region”.

Fastjet also serves the Harare to Johannesburg route and flies domestic services from Harare to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo.