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PRESS RELEASE

FROM: FASTJET | CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
DATE: 15 DECEMBER 2022| HARARE, ZIMBABWE | 09:00
RE: FASTJET ANNOUNCES NEW DOMESTIC ROUTES

HARARE, ZIMBABWE |fastjet Zimbabwe, the award-winning value-based airline has today announced the intention to commence air services to two new domestic leisure destinations of Kariba and Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe.

Commencing late March 2023, fastjet is set to introduce their new services from Harare and Victoria Falls to Kariba Airport and Hwange National Park Airport.

These planned additional routes to the airline’s domestic network will offer seamless connections for travellers from Harare and Victoria Falls to Zimbabwe’s top domestic tourism destinations of Kariba and Hwange, with scheduled flight connections using Embraer E120, 30-seater turboprop aircraft.

Nunurai Ndawana fastjet Zimbabwe spokesperson said “We continue to demonstrate our commitment to the growth of tourism and the sustainability of air services in the markets we serve. The addition of these leisure destinations will greatly support our vision”.

“The Embraer E120 is a robust turboprop aircraft designed for domestic operations, offering customers a pressurised cabin with spacious legroom and overhead baggage space. We intend to align our timings to schedule our flights in such a way that we offer customers the flexibility and convenience of multiple frequencies per day” concluded Nunurai Ndawana.

“Working closely with our industry stakeholders and partners, including Airports Company of Zimbabwe and the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, we continue to explore ways to further develop the domestic Zimbabwean flight network. We are delighted to announce that our new flights to Hwange and Kariba from our tourism hub of Victoria Falls and our Harare base, will be supported with onward connections on Mack Air / South West Aviation into the Hwange National Park, the lodges of the Kariba eastern basin and the camps and operations in Mana Pools and the lower Zambezi. Mack Air with South West Aviation will be developing a new hub at Kariba, along with their existing hubs in Victoria Falls and Harare to support these seamless connections to and from fastjet’s services.” said Vivian Ruwuya, fastjet Zimbabwe’s Chief Commercial Officer.

“The introduction of flights to Kariba and Hwange now allows visitors in Victoria Falls to explore the wonders of Zimbabwe further by visiting both Hwange National Park and enjoy some time on the lake in Kariba with its varied activities of game viewing, boating and fishing” concluded Vivian Ruwuya.

Kariba and Hwange will add to fastjet’s domestic destinations of Harare, Bulawayo, and Victoria Falls, as well as provide straightforward connectivity for international customers flying in from Johannesburg via Victoria Falls to and from Kariba.

The new flights will be available for booking via the fastjet website, App and usual online trade portals in the coming days.

Schedule between Victoria Falls (VFA) and Kariba (KAB)
Beginning 27 March 2023

VFA-KAB Flight FN6204
Daily
KAB-VFA Flight FN6203
Daily
Depart 13:30 Arrive 14:30 Depart 10:20 Arrive 11:20

 

Schedule between Victoria Falls (VFA) and Hwange National Park (HWN)
Beginning 27 March 2023

VFA-HWN Flight FN6206
Daily
HWN-VFA Flight FN6205
Daily
Depart 10:30 Arrive 11:55 Depart 11:30 Arrive 11:55

 

Schedule between Harare (HRE) and Kariba (KAB)
Beginning 27 March 2023

HRE-KAB Flight FN6201
Daily
KAB-HRE Flight FN6202
Daily
Depart 09:00 Arrive 09:50 Depart 15:00 Arrive 15:50

 

Schedule between Harare (HRE) and Hwange National Park (HWN)
Beginning 27 March 2023

HRE-HWN
Flight FN8001 Connecting with Flight FN6206 VFA-HWN
Daily
HWN-HRE
Flight FN6205 Connecting with Flight FN8004 VFA-HRE
Daily
Depart 08:40 Arrive 10:55 (One Stop) Depart 11:30 Arrive 16:05 (One Stop)

 

CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS
FASTJET GROUP
corporate.communications@fastjet.com

 

ABOUT FASTJET
Fastjet is a multi-award-winning African airline that began flight operations in 2012. Today, fastjet connects the three major cities in Zimbabwe by flying between Harare & Victoria Falls and Harare & Bulawayo. In addition, the airline offers international flights from Harare, Bulawayo & Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in South Africa, and from Victoria Falls to Mbombela (Kruger) Nelspruit Mpumalanga in South Africa and Maun in Botswana. Its awards include World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021, and Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2017 and 2019, and in the top ten finalists for 2022. Since commencing operations, fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a reliable African airline brand, with a range of value-added products and services. As part of the airline’s commitment to offering choice, flexibility and value, customers benefit from generous free baggage allowances, flexible change options, multiple payment channels, airport lounge access on select routes, and ancillary services such as car hire.

 

FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS
Website
Fastjet Mobile App: Google Play Store
Fastjet Mobile App: The App Store