Fastjet cancels routes

As of Monday, December 5, the airline will stop flying routes between Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Entebbe. Photo: Daniel Hayduk

As of Monday, December 5, the airline will stop flying two international routes. Photo: Daniel Hayduk

In an attempt to correct deepening financial losses, troubled airline Fastjet has cancelled two international routes.

As of Monday, December 5, the airline will stop flying routes between Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Entebbe and the Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Nairobi.

“This suspension of the routes is part of our ongoing turnaround program in pursuit of long term sustainable financial structures for our businesses in Tanzania and Zimbabwe,” says Fastjet in a statement posted on its Facebook page.

The airline’s losses deepened to 15 million dollars in the first half of 2016 in what was a ‘very difficult and challenging time,’ according to the airline’s chief executive officer Nico Bezuidenhout.

Technical issues also caused severe delays and cancellations to other Fastjet flights this week.

Editor’s note: updated to clarify route cancellation.

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Daniel Hayduk

Daniel is Dar Post’s news director. When not in the newsroom, he spends his days helping NGOs across the continent find their creative side.

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