New African budget carrier Fastjet started selling tickets via its website today ahead of its first flight at the end of the month.
Tickets for domestic routes in Tanzania, including Dar es Salaam-Kilimanjaro and Dar es Salaam-Mwanza, have been made available via www.fastjet.com.
The airline will be introducing credit card and other payment options including Airtel Money over the coming months
Chief executive Ed Winter said: “We have had a great response to our first tickets going on sale with over 100 seats sold within the first two hours for flights departing from November 29.
“Everyone at Fastjet is really excited about bringing low cost air travel to the people of Africa, and with prices starting at US$20 one-way excluding taxes and charges we are making flying an affordable option for more Tanzanians than ever before.”
Executive chairman David Lenigas added: “The sale of the first tickets for Fastjet anywhere in the world is a momentous day for the company and the culmination of six months of hard work from the Fastjet team.
“Our first three Airbus A319s will be arriving in Tanzania shortly and we are very much looking forward to providing reliable airline services to an international standard for the people of Africa.
“The Fastjet launch in Tanzania will be the start of what the company believes will be a truly great pan-African low cost airline.
“Over time, we plan to have Fastjet flying the continent of Africa from north to south and east to west.”