African low-cost airline Fastjet has confirmed it is in talks with Emirates, the world's largest airline by international traffic, to potentially create a partnership.
Commenting on the talks, Fastjet Chief Executive Officer Ed Winter said: "Talks are at an early stage but this represents a great opportunity for both parties."
"Emirates currently flies to 24 destinations in Africa while Fastjet launched its operations in Tanzania last month and plans to become a pan-African carrier. A partnership would benefit both Fastjet and Emirates with greater passenger traffic and would give travellers in Africa the opportunity to connect to the rest of the world through Emirates' Dubai hub with Fastjet providing passengers from African cities."
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