Following media reports in several newspapers across the region, that this African airline had dropped their flights between Kilimanjaro/Tanzania and Nairobi/Kenya, the airline has finally gone on record that two flights a week will remain on the schedule.
Operating days, with immediate effect, will now be Friday and Sunday with the timings remaining unchanged.
Fastjet conceded that it was indeed low demand and uptake of seats on this route which led to the dropping of the Monday to Thursday and Saturday flights, even though it had reiterated that a daily service could be restored if passenger demand would justify it.
In contrast, the daily flight from Dar es Salaam to Nairobi has gained swift popularity among Tanzanian Fastjet fans as well as new customers from Kenya, taking advantage of the advance booking low fares.
Meanwhile, the Kenyan Civil Aviation Authority has demanded that ticket prices advertised by any airline must be inclusive of all taxes and fees and not only show the fare.