- Jan 14, 2010
Planes used by the low-cost African airline Fastjet will be branded with the head of an African grey parrot
November 18, 2012
Fastjet takes EasyJet low-cost model into African airspace
Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's low-cost African airline is ready for takeoff in Tanzania
The low-cost model pioneered by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou that rocked Europe's traditional airlines is spreading across Africa. Tickets went on sale last week for the first flights on Fastjet, the latest brainchild of the Greek entrepreneur, which will start flying from Dar es Salaam in Tanzania at the end of the month for prices starting at 32,000 Tanzanian shillings (£13) – plus the inevitable baggage charges and taxes.
The business has merged with Fly540, an airline that will gradually disappear as Fastjet grows, but gives it assets in Angola and Ghana as well as east Africa. Broader expansion will mean working with other airlines, to circumvent red tape, although consumers will fly in aircraft branded with Fastjet's African grey parrot logo and book through the same website.
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