You got to be fast on March 02nd if you want a cheap Fastjet ticket


(Posted 24th February 2015)

Come March the 02nd will Fastjet kick off a major sales initiative with lowest level fares available for flights up to the end of May, but excluding the period of April 01st to 07th, i.e. the Easter Week.

Domestic fares on routes within Tanzania, i.e. from Dar es Salaam to Kilimanjaro and to Mbeya and the new route from Kilimanjaro to Mwanza, are dropping to US Dollar 19 per sector, PLUS TAXES. The exception is the Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route where a one way ticket will cost 35 US Dollars, again PLUS TAXES AND REGULATORY FEES.

The airline’s international routes from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg, Harare, Lusaka and Entebbe will sell at one way fares of US Dollars 50, again PLUS TAXES AND REGULATORY FEES which in the case of flying out of Entebbe to Dar es Salaam literally doubles the cost the passenger has to bear.

It has often been pointed out here that the national regulators, and at times even governments, load insane additional fees and charges on tickets, behaving like mosquitos with the difference that airport operators and aviation regulator siphon money out of passengers’ pockets with impunity.

The sale will be limited to a 24 hour period from the stroke of midnight when the clock moves to March 02nd, arguably the best bet to fly across Africa at the lowest possible fares, though the sales offices of Fastjet will also be open during office hours to sell tickets to those not savvy enough to transact online. Return flights can be booked at the same time of course when making reservations for the outbound sector at the same terms and conditions.

In response to an earlier posting were reactions coming out of Kenya swift in condemning the continued blockage of landing rights for Fastjet from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi and the setting up of a Kenyan Fastjet unit from which an Air Service License has until now been withheld, reportedly as a result of objections by other airlines. ‘The only ones in Kenya which brought fares down so far were Jambojet, but then, they have had a lot of issues with time keeping and responding to complaints. If we want fares to come down on a broader basis, for domestic and regional flights, Fastjet has to be allowed to enter the Kenyan market. It not passengers continue to be at the mercy of airlines which make them pay through the nose’ wrote one regular source in response to the passenger satisfaction survey published here a few hours ago.

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