Fastjet Tanzania – History, Destination, Cargo, Fleet and More
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Fastjet Tanzania, otherwise called Fastjet Airlines Limited (Tanzania), was minimum budget airline that carried out its operations in Tanzania as part of the Fastjet brand. The company was formed in 2011 and named fly40 Tanzania but was renamed Fastjet Tanzania in 2022 following the take over of Fly540. The airline was situated in Dar Es Salaam. In its debut operational year, the airline served over 350,000 people and as of December 2014, it had sold a million seats. The airline was liquified on 25th November 2019.
|Formed||2011 then known as Fly540 Tanzania|
|Started operations||29th November 2012 under the name Fastjet Tanzania|
|Bases of operation||Julius Nyerere International Airport|
|Ceased operations||25 November 2019|
|Size of fleet||4|
|Head office||Dar Es Salaam, Samora Avenue, Samora Tower, ground floor.|
|Parent company||Fastjet Plc|
|Fastjet Tanzania Website (Book a flight & find prices)||http://www.fastjet.come/|
History of Fastjet Tanzania
The airline was formed in 2011 and was then known as Fly540 Tanzania, and was a branch of Fly540 based in Kenya. Using the aircraft Dash 8-100 and Bombardier CRJ100, Fastjet Tanzania operated flights to two destinations in Kenya and eight in Tanzania.
Fast foward to June 2012, Rubicon Diversified Investments acquired Fly540, intending to merge the operations of Fly540 with its new investment Fastjet. Operations of Fastjet were suspended on 13th October 2012 prior to being rebranded to Fastjet.
Fastjet Tanzania began its operations and became the first Fastjet’s base in the continent, the airline commenced its flights on 28th November 2012 from Julius Nyerere International Airport. Initially, flights successfully operated between Kilimanjaro region and Dar Es Salaam as well as between Mwanza and Dar Es Salaam. More routes were soon added, both domestic and to several other destinations within East Africa. As of August 2015, the airline had expanded and was operating domestic routes which linked Dar Es Salaam to Kilimanjaro, Mbeya Mwanza, as well as for international routes linking Dar Es Salaam City to Harare, Johannesburg, Entebbe, Lusaka and Lilongwe.
Ultimately, Fastjet Tanzania went bankrupt and was rendered insolvent, with the appointment of a liquidator done on 21st December 2019.
Fastjet Tanzania Corporate Affairs
Ownership of Fastjet Tanzania
Initially, Fastjet Plc owned 49 per cent of Fastjet Tanzania. In November 2014, Fastjet plc announced that it had made an agreement that saw them selling some of Fastjet Tanzania’s interest to investors in the country. Buying of shares raised the Tanzanian beneficial and legal ownership Fastjet Tanzania up to fifty-one per cent.
Fastjet Tanzania Business Trends
Fastjet Tanzania started trading on 29th November 2012, with the financial outcome being incorporated into the accounts of Fastjet Plc. As of the year ending 31st December, some of the Tanzanian operation information had already been availed .
|Turnover (US$ m)||3.60||26.10||53.80||64.60||59.70|
|Number of aeroplanes (at year-end)||3||3||3||5||3|
|Losses/profits post-tax (US$ m)||-11.9||-21.9||-22.5||-24.5||-45.0|
|Passenger load factor (%)||78.90*||72.50||73.30||66.7||n/a*|
|Number of passengers (m)||0.03||0.37||0.60||0.78||n/a*|
Note:* load factors and passenger numbers are published at the Group level only.
Fastjet Tanzania has its headquarters at Samora Avenue in Dar Es Salaam.
Fastjet Tanzania Routes
The destinations listed below were served by Fastjet Tanzania by March 2018.
|Tanzania||Dar Es Salaam||HTDA||DAR||Julius Nyerere International Airport (*)|
|Tanzania||Moshi and Arusha||HTKJ||JRO||Kilimanjaro International Airport|
|Uganda||Entebbe||HUEN||EBB||Entebbe International Airport (** terminated 3rd Dec 2016)|
|Zimbabwe||Harare||FVHA||HRE||Harare International Airport|
|South Africa||Johannesburg||FAOR||JNB||OR Tambo International Airport (** terminated d 15th Jan 2017)|
|Malawi||Lilongwe||FWKI||LLW||Lilongwe International Airport (**terminated 8th Feb 2016)|
|Zambia||Lusaka||FLKK||LUN||Kenneth Kaunda International Airport|
|Comoros||Moroni||FMCH||HAH||Prince Said Ibrahim International Airport|
|Kenya||Nairobi||HKJK||NBO||Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (**terminated d 3rd Dec 2016)|
|Tanzania||Zanzibar City||HTZA||ZNZ||Abeid Amani Karume International Airport (**)|
The fleet of Fastjet Tanzania by June 2017 was made up of the following airplanes:
Fleet of Fastjet Tanzania
|Aircraft||Orders||In service||Carrying capacity||Notes|
|Embraer 190||–||2||100||June 2019|
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