FastJet, the up-coming African budget airline, has announced that its first base will be located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Flights are anticipated to begin as soon as November 2012.
FastJet CEO Ed Winter said: “Our initial focus will be on East Africa with the airline’s first base at Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where the A319 aircraft has already been approved by the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority. This will be followed by a second base in Nairobi, Kenya, once the A319 is approved there. We look forward to bringing a great, reliable and affordable service to the people of East Africa.”
After establishing itself in East Africa, FastJet plans to expand to Ghana and Angola.
FastJet is backed by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of European low-cost airline EasyJet.