fastjet increases frequency on new Mbeya route

fastjet, Africa's low-cost airline, has announced that it is increasing capacity on its newly launched Dar es Salaam to Mbeya route in response to "very high demand from its customers".

The airline said that from 24 November a Sunday flight will be added to the existing timetable, and from 17 December it will be operating an additional three flights per week, bringing the total number of flights per week between the two cities to seven.

Tickets for additional flights will go on sale today, 12 November.

The route, which was launched earlier this month, has to date achieved an average load factor of 97.5 percent, with a number of flights selling-out completely.

Commenting on the success of the route, Richard Bodin, Chief Commercial Officer of fastjet said: "We are thrilled with the response to the launch of the Dar es Salaam to Mbeya route. Although we knew demand for the route was likely to be high, initial passenger numbers have certainly exceeded expectations. We are delighted to be able to once again meet our customers' needs and add more capacity to this popular route. We are seeing solid demand for our recently launched international route from Dar es Salaam to Johannesburg and are currently looking at increasing capacity on this route."

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