Fastjet restores Joburg-Vic Falls route

Fastjet has been ramping up its services between South Africa and Zimbabwe since the reopening of borders. The low-cost airline, which is currently operating five flights a day between Johannesburg and Harare and five flights a week between Johannesburg and Bulawayo, reintroduced its Johannesburg-Victoria Falls service this week.

The Victoria Falls flights operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, using a 50-seat Embraer ERJ145 aircraft. The flights depart Johannesburg at 11h10, arriving in Victoria Falls at 12h50, the return flight departs at 13h20 and arrives in OR Tambo at 14h55.

Fastjet’s chief commercial officer, Julian Edmunds, told Travel News that the airline had also been ramping up services on its domestic flights within Zimbabwe, as many Zimbabwean families that usually travelled abroad were planning domestic breaks during December. This was due to travel restrictions and the current prohibitive costs of PCR tests. He said the tests could easily add up to an additional USD500 (R7 600) for a trip for a family of four people. Within Zimbabwe, fastjet offers flights between Harare and Victoria Falls and between Harare and Bulawayo.

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Source: Travel News