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fastjet adds more flights between SA and Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter
20 Jun 2017 at 08:33hrs | Views
In just a short period of time since its last flights increase, Pan-Africa's low-cost airline, fastjet has announced yet another increase in the number of flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, and launched a fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls, in response to strong passenger demand.

Currently operating four weekly flights from Harare to Vic Falls, fastjet will now offer up to three daily return flights on its route between Johannesburg and Harare, with effect from 1 July 2017.

According to the airline, the addition of 12 flights per week on this strategic route between the two cities, will provide passengers added flexibility to manage their diaries – a particularly important consideration for business travellers who travel this route frequently.

The airline says the added fifth weekly flight on Mondays between 17 July and 11 September on its route between Harare and Victoria Falls is due to seasonal demand.  

By offering a total of 50 flights per week to and from Zimbabwe with the newly announced schedule, fastjet says it will be taking people places and offering passengers more convenient travel options - whether for business of leisure - at affordable fares.

"fastjet has realised considerable success in attracting travellers to its service between Johannesburg and Harare as well as domestically between Harare and Victoria Falls," says fastjet's spokesperson, Hein Kaiser.

"The addition of the fifth seasonal flight from Harare to Victoria Falls also provides our passengers with increased travel option choices to visit the Falls during one if its peak seasons, when its water is at its lowest," says Kaiser.

In addition, the airline suggests that travellers book 21 days in advance of their intended departure date to take advantage of its best priced, all-inclusive fares.

"Our all-inclusive price makes it simpler and more transparent for our passengers to choose and book their flights," says Kaiser. "fastjet shows one price for the passenger flight without highlighting fees and taxes separately."

Tickets for the additional flights to and from Johannesburg are already on sale, with one-way fares to Harare starting from R1 333, including taxes and airport charges.


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