Fastjet CEO Nico Bezuidenhout earlier within the week confirmed that for the time being a minimum of, flights between Victoria Falls plus Johannesburg would be halted.
Presently using an Airbus A319 meant for routes flown from Harare, the particular airline is keen to replace the bigger aircraft with a more right-sized aircraft of Embraer E190 make, which usually under a recently-concluded deal with new main shareholder Solenta Aviation should turn out to be possible in the not too faraway future. The choice of the Airbus A319 as the airline’ s main plane has, under Nico’ s stewardship, come under scrutiny and resulted in the decision to begin introduction of smaller sized jets which, while not only cheaper to fly, also met the needs of several of Fastjet’ s locations with smaller passenger loads.
Bezuidenhout made the comments whenever announcing company results for the 12 months ended on December 31, 2016.
The airline, nevertheless , continues to operate three weekly plane tickets from Harare to Victoria Drops every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday night, still allowing South African tourists to reach the iconic destination having a change of planes in Harare. Fastjet flies double daily in between Harare and Johannesburg, apart from Saturdays which has only one service.
All eyes will be on Fastjet’ s upcoming move of its mind offices from London Gatwick in order to Johannesburg which should be completed simply by April of this year.
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