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FastJet reportedly files letter of intent with 1Time liquidators

(eTN) - Seemingly unperturbed by the ongoing negative publicity for the airline, as a result of being entangled with former choice darling partner and now turned arch foe Fly540, the management of Fas

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority tells FastJet to pay up or else

(eTN) – In spite of denying liability for legacy debts incurred by Fly540 Tanzania before FastJet took over that company in 2012, the trend is now clear that the Tanzanian authorities, led by the Ta

Has the air run out for FastJet?

(eTN) - The news for upstart FastJet is getting grimmer by the day, as erstwhile partner now turned foe, Fly 540, is reportedly stepping up efforts to extract by hook or crook nearly US$7 million fro

The air is indeed getting thin up there for FastJet

(eTN) - Predictably were the outcries from those named angry but for certain in denial, after the latest article was published on the ups and downs and twists in the tail of the FastJet versus Fly540

The FastJet versus Fly540 saga – what others are saying

(eTN) - Warned severely over their choice of partner in East Africa for their attempt to form a Pan African LCC network, FastJet is now paying the price for dismissing out-of-hand information availed

Fly540 Kenya woes continued unabated

(eTN) - A temporary relief granted by court for a period of 30 days may be the last lifeline for embattled Fly540 in Kenya, as creditors are now moving in for the proverbial “kill” to have the air

Fly540 changes schedules and aircraft

(eTN) - Kenya's regional low-cost airline, Fly540, has just announced a few changes to its schedules and aircraft operated on certain routes.

Fly540 adding Kisumu stop on weekend flights

(eTN) - The original regional low-cost airline in Africa, Fly 540, has introduced Kisumu as an add-on destination to one each of their Saturday and Sunday flights between Nairobi and Entebbe, offering

Fly540 goes safari

Information received this morning indicates that Kenya’s – and the region’s – first true low-cost carrier,

Fly540 keeps expanding domestic network in Kenya

The latest information coming from the region’s first true low-cost, low-fare airline,

Fly540 set to expand flights in Eastern Africa

It is understood from usually well-informed sources that Fly540, which first spread their wings across the Eastern African region with operations in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania, is now all set to go c

Fly540 puts out low season offers and promotes in UK

A one-way fare of US$125, ALL inclusive (of taxes, regulatory charges, and fuel supplements) between Entebbe and Nairobi has now been put on the market by Fly540, with the return ticket costing US$250

Fly540 set to commence domestic flights in earnest

The regional low-cost airline, Fly540 has confirmed to this correspondent that they are about to launch their Tanzanian domestic network with flights between Arusha/Kilimanjaro International, Dar es

Fly540 to serve Mwanza

The Fly540 flights between Nairobi and Bujumbura, due to commence any day now, are reportedly also going to serve Mwanza in the process, according to a senior management source within the airline.

Fly540 opens offices in Bujumbura

Ahead of commencing flights between Nairobi and Bujumbura in early January, Fly540 opened their country offices in Burundi last week.

Fly540 wants to “go jet”

No sooner had news been broken that Air Uganda would switch from their loss making MD87s to the Bombardier CRJ, did more breaking news emerge from the region’s first true low-cost airline, Fly540, t

Fly540 goes to Zimbabwe

London Stock Exchange-listed LonZim Plc has announced that its Fly540 “low cost” airline will enter the Zimbabwean market in September.

Fly540 Uganda brings in aircraft

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Having been granted an Air Operator Certification (AOC) by the Ugandan Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), Fly540 has now acquired and put on the Ugandan registry initially two con

East Africa’s first low-cost carrier scheduled to take flight

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Information was received that the region’s first true low-cost airline, Fly540, will be starting operations from Uganda by the end of next month, after obtaining its Air Oper

Fly540 airline sets eyes on Africa

Kampala - As the race to capture African skies by several regional airlines moves into higher gear, Fly540, a promising East African airline, is positioning itself to take on the continent’s establi

East African airlines expect trouble over fuel prices

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - Smaller airlines operating in the region and using outdated fuel guzzling equipment are set for serious financial trouble should fuel prices continue to rise.

Low cost airline takes to local skies

Missed flights, overbooking and poor customer care once a common feature on the lucrative Entebbe-Nairobi route, will soon be a thing of the past as another operator joins the airspace.Fly540, a recently established low cost airline based in Nairobi, Kenya, will be operating two daily flights leaving Entebbe at 10:00am and 6:00pm.

Kenya Airways in Entebbe mishap, 120 on board unhurt

KAMPALA, Uganda (eTN) - A Kenya Airways Boeing 737-300 jet was on Monday morning involved in an incident at the Entebbe International Airport in Uganda. However, there were no injuries or casualties on the 113 passengers and seven crew members on board and no damage to the aircraft.