Articles tagged “fastjet”

Business Travel

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

South Africa is understandably cautious as it approaches winter, and doing all it can to stave off a health crisis. But its strict and prolonged protocols might end up doing more harm than good.

What South Africa’s Virus Protocols Tell Us About Balancing a Travel Economy With a Nation’s Health

Airlines

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Given the constant drip of bad news coming out of Fastjet since it launched in 2012, it's amazing that the airline is still flying.

Fastjet CEO Quits as Problems Mount

Airlines

Fastjet Grounds Tanzania Flights in Effort to Keep Its License

It's been difficult for carriers to fully tap into Africa's low-cost potential, and Fastjet is no exception as it continues to face serious financial obstacles.

Fastjet Grounds Tanzania Flights in Effort to Keep Its License

Airlines

African Low-Cost Airline Fastjet Is Running on Fumes

It looks like the end is nigh for beleaguered Fastjet. Unless investors are willing to put up more cash for an airline that shows no sign of profitability six years after launching.

African Low-Cost Airline Fastjet Is Running on Fumes

Airlines

Low-Cost Carriers in Africa Turning Non-Flyers Into Passengers

Are cheap fares enough to tempt Africa’s vast "unflown" market to swop a bus for an Airbus? It’s certainly not easy making the numbers work in African aviation, but a handful of low-cost carriers are showing that a bit of creative thinking makes all the difference.

Low-Cost Carriers in Africa Turning Non-Flyers Into Passengers

Airlines

Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Low-cost carrier Fastjet recognizes the value in the South African market, but smartly wants to proceed with caution.

Fastjet CEO Looks to South Africa to Curb Losses

Airlines

The Dream of a Pan-African Budget Airline Is Fading

While some of fastjet's wounds have been self-inflicted, it hasn't been helped by problems in key markets. The radical turnaround plans initiated by the new CEO seem like the last throw of the dice.

The Dream of a Pan-African Budget Airline Is Fading

Airlines

FastJet Says Africa Expansion Held Back by Bureaucratic Roadblocks

Governments run a big part of the show with the Gulf carriers and they're doing just fine. FastJet's problem lies in the fact that its ambitions are too far ahead of the smaller Sub-Saharan African governments who simply aren't ready for mass tourism's arrival.

FastJet Says Africa Expansion Held Back by Bureaucratic Roadblocks

Airlines

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

It's good to see Fastjet thriving and carving out new markets where others have fallen short.

Fastjet Expanding to Zimbabwe and Zambia After Slower Start Than Planned

Airlines

EasyJet Founder Gets 10% Stake as FastJet is Raising $25 Million in Funding

Fastjet is bringing the low cost carrier model to Tanzania, Zambia and South Africa. It's been tough-going so far, but this venture is being keenly watched to see if it can generate enough demand to be successful.

EasyJet Founder Gets 10% Stake as FastJet is Raising $25 Million in Funding