fastjet Tanzania appoints four new directors

African low-cost airline fastjet has announced that it has appointed four new directors to the board of its Tanzanian subsidiary, fastjet Tanzania.

fastjet CEO Ed Winter and Kyle Haywood, GM for Africa, are joined on the board by prominent Tanzanians Ami Mpungwe, a leading diplomat, and businessman and lawyer Lawrence Masha who will serve as non-executive directors.

Angus Saunders, fastjet's Chief Financial Officer, and Richard Bodin, fastjet's Chief Commercial Officer joined as executive directors.

In a statement, Mr Winter said: "I am delighted we have two such prominent members of the Tanzanian business community joining fastjet's Tanzanian Board. Ami Mpungwe and Lawrence Masha bring a wealth of knowledge and experience of the African, and specifically Tanzanian, business and political landscape. We look forward to working with them to continue to build our increasingly successful airline. We are proud of the fact that fastjet has helped both democratize air travel and improve the quality of aviation in Tanzania. We employ a growing Tanzanian workforce - indeed we are currently looking to recruit an additional 15 East African pilots - and the people of Tanzania have repeatedly expressed their whole-hearted support. The appointment of two such prominent Non-Executive Directors is further testament to our commitment to Tanzania.

"This is a very positive time for fastjet. As announced on 18 October, we started operating internationally with our route linking Dar es Salaam and Johannesburg and the newly-launched Dar es Salaam to Mbeya route has been so successful that we have rapidly added extra capacity to meet demand."

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