#AfriTravel: Zim air travel gets boost as fastjet adds more flights between Harare and Vic Falls

2018-06-19 11:30 - Gabi Zietsman
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Low-cost African airline fastjet is set to increase its daily flights between Zimbabwean capital Harare and tourism hotspot Victoria Falls.

Starting on 2 July, the airline will have twice-daily flights six days a week, except for Saturday which will retain its single flight schedule. Tickets are already on sale. 

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Besides the new flights, fastjet also released its on-time performance stats for May, getting a 90% score for on-time departures overall, and 86% for Zimbabwe specifically. 

According to Hein Kaiser, head of communications for the airline, this boost shows an 85% year-on-year growth for the route, which was already increased earlier this year. Last year fastjet doubled the number of flights between Harare and Johannesburg as well as reintroduced thrice-weekly frequencies between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg. fastjet Zimbabwe now operates 92 flights every week. 

"fastjet is committed to the ongoing development of affordable air travel for everyone in Zimbabwe, and our investment into additional connectivity evidences this. 

"Our red-eye flights between Harare and Dar es Salaam continue to enjoy popularity," adds Kaiser.

Earlier this year the airline won the title of Best Value Airline in Africa at the Air Transport Awards, which is fastjet's third recent achievement following the Skytrax World Airline Awards' Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa and the World Travel Awards' Leading African Low-Cost Carrier awards, which were both received in 2017.

South Africans can take advantage of fastjet flights to Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique and Zambia.

You can book your flights here and check out our quick guides for visa-free travel to Zimbabwe, Zambia, and Mozambique.

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