Fastjet Launches Private Tour Operator Fares

Fastjet, the low-cost pan-African airline, has launched private seasonal fares for South African tour operators offering travel packages to Tanzania.

The fares are valid for 12 months and are not dependent on booking class availability, giving tour operators the ability to create, price and market cost effective Tanzanian travel packages well in advance.

The fares, which include one item of checked luggage per passenger, can be accessed through the dedicated Fastjet agent booking portal at www.fastjet.com/za. The portal allows tour operators to check availability, plan itineraries, make and manage bookings and complete all general administration processes relating to their clients' flights.

"Tanzania offers a diverse range of destinations and activities, from the imposing majesty of Kilimanjaro to the vast savannahs that are home to Africa's most prolific wildlife – not to mention the magnificent beaches and cultural experiences offered by Zanzibar," says Richard Bodin, Chief Commercial Officer of Fastjet.

"South African tour operators can now create cost effective packages that include some or all of these remarkable destinations, without being held hostage to exorbitant and highly fluctuating fares charged by the competition on the Johannesburg-Dar es Salaam route," he adds.

Fastjet operates internationally from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg and Lusaka, and has a significant Tanzanian domestic network including flights from Dar es Salaam to Mwanza, Kilimanjaro and Mbeya.

Tour operators can access the private low-cost fares on the Fastjet booking portal once they have registered with Fastjet, in a quick and simple process that involves contacting justin.glanville@fastjet.com or calling 011 289 8044.

General availability fares with Fastjet can also be accessed though all main Global Distribution Systems (GDS) under Marketing Code H1 and Operations Code FN, via Fastjet's consumer-facing website (www.fastjet.com/za) or through its South African call centre on 011 289 8090.