Fast Jet one of the re-known low cost carriers on the continent of Africa and a darling to many travelers including those on safari to Uganda is commemorating a two million passenger hit.
carrier which commenced operation four (4) years ago on the continent
of Africa has seen rapid growth in its passenger flow in the last two
(2) years. This is because it hit one (1) million passengers in January
2014 and now one year down the road, it has realised another one (1)
million passenger flow.
The Airline is convinced that the
achievement is an indicator of its penetration in the hearts and minds
of the first and repeat clientele in the destination Tanzania including
those that connect from their Uganda Safaris and tours along with the other countries in East and South African region.
Fast jet carrier records to have operated 21,800 flights at both
domestic and International cheaper fares growing its fleet to five (5)
A319 aircrafts according to its Tanzanian General Manager John Corse.
The scheduled flights have been increased to over 250 on return basis
per week across its network culminating into considerable affordability
and accessibility to a range of passengers invigorating them to travel
frequently for business and leisure including taking gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
its launch in the month of November 2012, Fast Jet has been operating
the domestic routes that join Mwanza, Dar es Salaam, Mbeya, Kilimanjaro
and Zanzibar in its home country of Tanzania and a range of
International routes using Dar es Salaam as its hub connecting Lusaka in
Zambia, Entebbe in Uganda, Johannesburg in South Africa, Nairobi in
Kenya and Victoria falls and Harare in Zimbabwe.
The Fast Jet two
millionth passenger was Peace Mteketa Matovu a citizen of the Republic
of Tanzania and the airline’s most busy destination from its hub Dar es
Salaam is destination Mwanza with a count of close to 829,000 passenger
flow since its launch.
The commitment of the carrier to the
stimulation of tourism and business on the continent of Africa is
visibly seen in its provision of unmatchable low cost carrier services
that are first of its kind in the region. In the Uganda’s tourism field,
the carrier is hailed for operating direct flights from Kilimanjaro to
Entebbe and Vice versa which makes it easier for the travelers
interested in safaris in Uganda
and Tanzania to transfer easily. As a result of its remarkable
services in terms of safety, affordability and reliability, Fast Jet was
recognized at 23rd Annual World Travel Awards held in Zanzibar as the leading low cost carrier.