Pan-African discount airline FastJet Tanzania who will soon start international service offerings has registered a 50% surge in sales and profit within five months.
While the airline is currently seeking the approval of the Tanzanian Government for scheduling flights out of Dar es Salaam to more countries, its revenue recorded at 1.8 million USD last month with sales rising 61 %.
FastJet services in Ghana boosted passenger numbers 52% and Angolan traffic surged 63 % while the airline will soon commence FastJet flights in South Africa via a local affiliate in July this year.
In November flights began using Airbus SAS A319 airplanes that cover direct operational expenses.
FastJet Chief Executive Officer Ed Winter said“We have grown the business substantially in the face of challenges. Prospects in each of our operations look very positive and our aim to become Africa’s first low-cost carrier is well on its way.”
FastJet’s success in the air transport industry in Tanzania comes as no surprise as the airline recently launched online card payment options which boosted sales in East Africa’s fastest growing emerging-market amongst domestic demand and international travellers who travel locally for business in Tanzania.