fastjet sees load factor slip in March

Africa's low-cost airline fastjet on Tuesday reported a 68 per cent load factor last month on its Tanzanian operation, well below the 81 per cent rate registered in February.

Africa's low-cost airline fastjet on Tuesday reported a 68 per cent load factor last month on its Tanzanian operation, well below the 81 per cent rate registered in February.

However March's 68% load factor, which is the number of passengers as a percentage of the number of available seats, came despite the start of a rainy season and the company adding on new routes from mid-March.

fastjet began its Tanzania operations on November 29th 2012 and last month just over 30,000 passengers used the service.

The month before the firm said that it would increase its capacity by 50% and launch two new domestic routes in response to strong demand.

The news comes a day after the company revealed that 100% of customers who took part in an online survey, were satisfied with their flights and would recommend the company to a friend.

Nine out of 10 passengers surveyed considered fastjet flights to be "very good value" and stated that they would fly with the Africa-focusedbudget carrier again.

The company's full results are out this month.

RD

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