African low-cost carrier Fastjet today confirmed that talks are underway to add a fifth aircraft.
This comes as a fourth aircraft is being prepared for introduction to the airline’s fleet.
The expansion comes as the carrier revealed that passenger carryings rose by 52% in May to 65,118 over the same month last year.
Fastjet’s operations in Tanzania achieved a load factor of 70%, down one percentage point year-on-year.
The airline is laying on additional flights this summer on the busy Dar es Salaam to Mwanza route, as well as from Dar es Salaam to Lusaka and Harare.
Chief executive, Ed Winter, said: “Once again, Fastjet Tanzania has achieved considerable passenger growth year-on-year.
“This is particularly pleasing as we approach the busy summer period during which we have added more capacity on certain routes to meet expected demand.
“Preparations for the introduction of our fourth aircraft are well underway. This aircraft is being painted in our distinctive brand and being reconfigured to join the Fastjet fleet.
“I can also confirm that discussions are underway with potential suppliers to deliver our fifth aircraft.”
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