Tanzania-based low-cost flyer Introduced flights to Uganda

Tanzania based low-cost airline, Fastjet, launched its services in Uganda.

Fastjet, which launched its services in Tanzania about two years ago, has been in talks with the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to introduce flights to Uganda.

 

It operates a fleet of distinctively branded Airbus A319s. The Entebbe landing last week, was Fastjet’s fourth international route after already having launched flights to Johannesburg, Lusaka and Harare. It is based at the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam.

 

“We hope to open up new routes to Juba (South Sudan), Mombasa and the Comoros Islands,” Jai Gilbert, the Fastjet Head of Marketing at Entebbe Airport said at Entebbe International Airport.

 

Gilbert said they will initially operate two flights a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the first weeks of September. They will increase their flights to four a week after September 29th.

 

Ugandans will be able to fly to Dar es Salaam or connect to Johannesburg, Lusaka or Harare for as low as $50 for a one way ticket but exclusive of airport and government taxes. A flight to Dar will cost about $109, including taxes.

 

Gilbert said Fastjet is the only existing direct air link between Tanzania and Uganda. This will help stimulate business and tourism traffic.



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