Tanzania fastjet Passengers Rise 52%

fastjet Interim Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Ed Winter

fastjet Interim Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Ed Winter

fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 65,118 passengers in May 2015, with a load factor of 70%.  Compared with the same month of 2014, the number of passengers carried increased by 52%.

Punctuality for May remained excellent, with 94% of flights arriving on time. fastjet has also just released its summer flying programme (end July to mid-September). Additional flights on the busy Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route have been added, as well as an extra weekly flight linking Dar es Salaam with both Lusaka and Harare. This further increases utilisation of the current fleet.

Ed Winter, Chief Executive Officer of fastjet plc, said once again, fastjet Tanzania has achieved considerable passenger growth year-on-year. “This is particularly pleasing as we approach the busy summer period during which we have added more capacity on certain routes to meet expected demand.”

 

Preparations for the introduction of our 4th aircraft are well underway. This aircraft is being painted in fastjet’s distinctive brand and being reconfigured to join the airline’s fleet.

 

Winter can also confirm that discussions are underway with potential suppliers to deliver fastjet’s 5th aircraft.

 

Month ending May 2015 May 2014 Change
Passengers Note 1 65,118  42,977 52%
Load Factor Note 2 70% 71% -1pp
Rolling 12 months ending May 2015 May 2014 Change
Passengers Note 1 716,350  407,908  76%

 

 

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