Articles tagged “fastjet”

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Tanzanian low-cost carrier FastJet adds routes in South Africa

Tanzanian low-cost carrier FastJet adds routes in South Africa

Robert Wall, Bloomberg

Despite early setbacks in South Africa, FastJet is adapting quickly to ensure it continues the expansion throughout Africa that it promised when it launched last fall.

7 years ago

Africa’s newest airline FastJet makes moves to buy South Africa’s 1Time

Africa’s newest airline FastJet makes moves to buy South Africa’s 1Time

eTurboNews

Africa is full of near-bankrupt and poorly managed state airlines, making acquisitions a quick and cost efficient way for upstarts like FastJet to build its fleet and expand routes early on.

7 years ago

Tanzania’s new low-cost carrier FastJet could come under criticism for too low fares

Tanzania’s new low-cost carrier FastJet could come under criticism for too low fares

AllAfrica.com

FastJet has the smarts of easyJet players behind the scenes, but it will need to watch out for the machinations of its East African competitors who enjoy higher fares and less-reliable service.

7 years ago

Africa’s new budget airline FastJet readies for inaugural flight through Tanzania this Thursday

Africa’s new budget airline FastJet readies for inaugural flight through Tanzania this Thursday

Jolyon Attwooli, The Daily Telegraph

Fastjet has a distance to go from flying between two Tanzanian cities to becoming a pan-African airline, but could become a leader with little competition if service proves to be reliable and safe from the start.

7 years ago

Tickets are now on sale for Fastjet, Africa’s most ambitious low-cost carrier

Tickets are now on sale for Fastjet, Africa’s most ambitious low-cost carrier

Gwyn Topham, The Guardian

Sure, the lower prices are good, but Africa passengers will pick Fastjet if it can overcome regional challenges with safety and reliability.

7 years ago

The first look at Fastjet, the Easyjet of Africa

The first look at Fastjet, the Easyjet of Africa

Birds is a common airline livery/logo technique, and cranes and falcon/eagles are often used. Parrot is a new one, and using a Pan-African bird is the right way to go. As for the color? Shades of Easyjet.

7 years ago

Pan-African airline FastJet makes three hires from European low-cost carriers

Pan-African airline FastJet makes three hires from European low-cost carriers

Chris Jasper, Bloomberg

Fastjet optimistic start is refreshing news from a continent where two of the strongest countries for aviation -- South Africa and Nigeria -- are struggling.

7 years ago

Sub-Saharan Africa’s first low-cost carrier gets ready to launch

Chris Jasper, Bloomberg

Despite the backing of EasyJet, FastJet still has lots of homework to do before its ambitions match reality.

7 years ago