fastJet signs MOU with Kenyan airline Jetlink

Africa's first low-cost carrier fastJet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenyan airline Jetlink.

Africa's first low-cost carrier fastJet has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Kenyan airline Jetlink.

Under the terms of the memorandum, fastJet and Jetlink will be working together to create a joint venture providing a platform for the launch of the fastJet brand in Kenya.

Jetlink is a Kenyan airline that was launched in 2004 and has traffic rights to all domestic destinations in Kenya as well as a number of regional destinations. Its operations had been temporarily suspended since November 2012 while the company was restructured.

Ed Winter, Chief Executive Officer of fastJet commented on the signing of the agreement: "This project represents a great opportunity for both parties and discussions are progressing well. A Joint Venture between fastJet and Jetlink will facilitate the launch of the fastjet brand in Kenya within the net few months with immediate access to domestic and regional destinations.

He added: "Kenya is the major destination in East Africa and launching here is an important step towards fastJet becoming a pan-African low cost airline, bringing safe, reliable and affordable air travel to more and more people."

Jetlink Chief Executive Officer Captain Elly Aluvale, commented: "We are looking forward to this prospective joint venture. We believe the partnership will be mutually beneficial and will go a long way in meeting the current demand for capacity on Kenya's domestic and regional routes. It will also generate new traffic as passengers are attracted by low fares, made possible by fastJet's low-cost operating model."

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