Tanzania’s low cost carrier, FastJet, has partnered with BidAir Cargo to begin carrying customer cargo within Tanzania.
Based in South Africa, BidAir is one of the continent’s largest providers of cargo-handling services.
The deal was brokered after a feasibility study revealed FastJet’s current operations were strong enough to handle this added service.
Initially FastJet’s fleet of Airbus 319s will only carry dry goods such as post wood and newspapers on its Tanzanian routs, which it claims will have no effect on its core business.
FasJet CCO Richard Bodin said that, “The cargo revenue rates per kilo in Africa are some of the highest in the world due to the challenges presented by poor road and rail infrastructure.
Carrying cargo by air is often the most efficient choice for cargo operators”.
He added that offering cargo carrier services will increase revenues for FastJet without incurring much additional operating costs.