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Tanzania Low-Cost Airline Plans Kenya Expansion By June 2015

Tanzania-based low-cost air carrier, FastJet, is working to launch its operations in Kenya by June 2015 pending regulatory approvals and the Air Service License (ASL) from the Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA).

According to the FastJet General Manager of East Africa Jimmy Kibati, the airline is eager to launch their services in the Kenyan market.

“If you were to ask me, I would like to start like yesterday,” he said, “We are [now] waiting for both states to renegotiate the bilateral agreement so that they can allow FastJet Tanzania to fly to Kenya.”

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The low-cost airline originally applied for the ASL in August 2014 with plans to launch their operations in December 2014.

Upon approval the airline will operate flights between Nairobi, Mombasa and the towns of Eldoret and Kisumu with later plans to Wajir and Lamu.

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