fastJet to Boosts Frequencies to Zimbabwe

African low-cost carrier fastjet has announced it will introduce a third weekly rotation on its brand new Dar es Salaam – Harare route before the end of September 2014 after seeing strong demand for its third international route. The frequency growth was announced just hours after the carrier operated its inaugural flight into Zimbabwe on the evening of August 5, 2014.

Despite strong commercial and cultural ties between the two cities, up until now there has been no direct air link between Dar es Salaam and Harare. The port at Dar es Salaam is used extensively by Zimbabwean traders and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and Zanzibar to the east of Tanzania are popular tourist destinations.

Previously, those wishing to travel between Dar es Salaam and Harare had to spend at least two days travelling the approximate 2,200km distance by road, or they had to fly via Nairobi in Kenya or Johannesburg in South Africa involving lengthy layovers.

Source: Routes Online