African Low Cost Airline To Set Up Base In Zambia Via USD 15 Million Investment

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African low cost carrier Fastjet plans to invest USD 15 million in its Zambian operations, its CEO Ed Winter said.

The investment will be focused to set up a Fastjet base in Zambia buy acquiring aircraft spares parts and implementing local training.

According to Mr Winter the investment will result in Lusaka international airport being seen among the best airports in Africa both from an infrastructure and a service delivery viewpoint.

Fastjet is now focused on submitting the remaining necessary document to complete the application process for a Zambian air operating certificate.

Fastjet African headquarter is based in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. It currently flies to Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda.

The low cost airline intends to introduce new international routes between Zambia and South Africa, Kenya and Zimbabwe.