By Wallace Mawire
Preparations and final arrangements are underway at fastjet Zimbabwe
in anticipation of the inaugural flight from Bulawayo, the
second-largest city in Zimbabwe, to Johannesburg, known by most as
the gateway to the African continent.
Effective Thursday, 05 December 2019, the airline will fly the new
route with 22 new scheduled flights per week including double daily
frequencies Monday through Friday with a single flight operation on a
The inaugural flight is scheduled to depart Bulawayo, Joshua Nkomo
International airport at 18:10 with a notable event planned by the
airline, to celebrate the airlines successful implementation of
another international gateway a mere 20 days after the route was
launched for sale.
The event to be hosted by the airline, will be honoured with the
attendance of dignitaries, esteemed business leaders, industry
partners and entrepreneurs.
The Chief Executive Officer for fastjet Zimbabwe, Mr Joao Sousa shared
his enthusiasm ahead of the inaugural event stating “Since the
announcement of the new route, we have been overwhelmed with positive
sentiment and backing from a wide spectrum of local and international
supporters and business leaders, appreciating the economic and social
benefits the new route will pave for everyone.” He further stated,
“The city of kings has the potential and capacity to be one of the
fastest growing cities in sub-Saharan Africa, and fastjet Zimbabwe is
honoured to be associated with the positive outlook adopted”.
It is reported that the published flight schedule for this route is
designed to offer convenience and value to travellers with the lowest
fares available via the airline’s website.
It is added that the new route will complement the airlines
convenient daily return service from its hub in Harare to
Johannesburg, OR Tambo International Airport, Johannesburg, where
travellers may connect to multiple global destinations.