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Fastjet PLC - Second route from Zimbabwe to South Africa

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Fastjet PLC
15 November 2019





fastjet plc


15 November 2019


fastjet adds second route from Zimbabwe to South Africa


fastjet plc ("fastjet" or "the Group") is pleased to announce the introduction of its new direct route schedule from Bulawayo in Zimbabwe to Johannesburg in South Africa, starting next month.

fastjet Zimbabwe will begin flying the new route on 5 December 2019 with 22 scheduled flights per week, including double-daily frequencies Monday to Friday and with a single flight operation on Sunday.

Commenting on the announcement, fastjet Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurst said: "We are pleased to announce the commencement of the first of several new routes we are planning for 2020, further enhancing our network in the country. Our schedule will allow business travellers wanting to leave and return home from either Johannesburg or Bulawayo on the same day, a complete full working day each weekday, offering a unique schedule advantage over today's existing connectivity.

"Linking Zimbabwe's second-largest city with Johannesburg twice a day is a significant step. We are committed to growing the route and visitor numbers in both directions, and to expanding our overall Zimbabwe network."

Flights will be available for sale from 15 November 2019.

The new route will complement fastjet Zimbabwe's four times daily return service from its hub in Harare, Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg and will be operated by the airline's Embraer ERJ145.

Once passengers have arrived in Bulawayo or Johannesburg, they will also have the option to connect to multiple global destinations on the services of ticketing airline partners Qatar Airways and Emirates, or an airline of their choice.

The new route schedule will increase the airline's daily flights across the network to 114 flights per week.

This announcement is released by fastjet plc and contains inside information for the purposes of Article 7 of the Market Abuse Regulation (EU) 596/2014 (MAR), and is disclosed in accordance with the Company's obligations under Article 17 of MAR.


For the purposes of MAR and Article 2 of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1055, this announcement is being made on behalf of the Company by Kris Jaganah, Chief Financial Officer.


For more information, please contact:


fastjet plc

Tel: +27 (0) 10 070 5151

Mark Hurst, Group Interim Chief Executive Officer

Kris Jaganah, Group Chief Financial Officer




UK media - Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7638 9571

Angharad Couch


Toby Moore


Nick Hayns




For investor enquiries please contact:




Liberum Capital Limited - Nominated Adviser and Broker

Tel: +44 (0) 20 3100 2222

Andrew Godber


Clayton Bush


James Greenwood


William Hall








About fastjet:


fastjet is a multi-award-winning African value airline that began flight operations in 2012. Its awards include, Leading African Low-Cost Carrier World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017. Today, fastjet connects Zimbabwe with flights between Harare and Johannesburg, Harare and Victoria Falls, Harare and Bulawayo and now Bulawayo and Johannesburg.


Since commencing operations fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a punctual, reliable, and affordable low-cost carrier, with value added services inclusive of free baggage allowance(s), airport lounge access, dedicated check-in and more according to the new fare attributes introduced across their network.

fastjet plc is quoted on the London Stock Exchange's AIM Market.


For more information see www.fastjet.com






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