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fastjet launches direct flight from Joburg to Harare, Vic Falls

by Staff reporter
18 Jan 2016 at 12:29hrs | Views
fastjet on Monday, 18 January, announced its newest international routes - from Johannesburg to Harare and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe.

The launch of these routes comes after fastjet received clearance from the Zimbabwean and South African governments to operate flights between the two respective countries.

Return flights from Harare International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport to Johannesburg's OR Tambo International Airport will operate using fastjet's modern Airbus A319 jet aircraft with seating for up to 144 passengers.

The Johannesburg/Harare route will commence on 1 February 2016 and operate daily with an additional daily flight on this route expected soon, the airline said in a statement.

Flights linking Victoria Falls to and from Johannesburg will initially be three times a week on Sundays, Wednesdays and Fridays, commencing 3 February 2016.

Tickets for flights will be on sale this week, with fastjet advising passengers to book early to take advantage of its lowest priced fares on both routes of $80 one-way. This excludes government and airport taxes $50 departing Zimbabwe $35 departing South Africa.

The initial daily flights will depart from Harare at 06:15 and land in Johannesburg at 07:55, a flight time of 1 hour 40 minutes. The return flight from Johannesburg to Harare departs at 08:40, landing at 10:15 (all local times).

Finalised slots and timetables for the flights linking Victoria Falls and Johannesburg are still to be confirmed by the respective airports.

Source - online

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