Thursday, 6 December 2012

Older airlines scoff at threat of the Fastjet

From The Citizen Daily, Dar es Salaam
By Alawi Masare

Established airlines flying domestic routes have said the launch of low-cost airline services by Fastjet is not a threat to their businesses because of the quality of their services and customer loyalty that they have cultivated for over a long period.

The launch of airline services by Fastjet, took the country by storm last week, as the airline transported 900 passengers in eight flights from Dar to Mwanza and Kilimanjaro and back on Thursday, their very first day of operations in Tanzanian skies.

The airline’s management told investors in a statement last week that demand for seats on these routes far outstrips supply and additional flights to these destinations are now being planned.

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