Fastjet commits to Zimbabwe local tourism mandate


Low cost airline, Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced its support to Zimbabwe’s domestic tourism and reaffirmed their commitment to the country’s Post COVID19 tourism recovery strategy, as presented by the Ministry of Environment and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA).

In a press statement released on June 9, 2020, Fastjet Group representatives for Brand and Marketing expressed that they were encouraged by the Minister’s recommendation for collaboration and new partnership opportunities.  

“As Fastjet we are actively pledging our support to the Zimbabwean Tourism Authority to collaborate in initiating local travel post the pandemic restrictions, promoting the best of Zimbabwe, as locals start to think about their future travel and vacations,” said the group.

FastJet added that it was adding new travel and destination features to their site and social media platforms to support Zimbabwean tourism.

“As we come to terms with the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating impact on our communities and fellow travel and tourism partners, Fastjet is committed to promoting domestic travel for everyone, reconnecting the people of Zimbabwe with the best local destinations,” said the airline.

The carrier further revealed that it has extended its flexible booking policy for all passengers until the end of September, with unlimited changes and no fees or fare differences charged for travelers heading off on overdue trips.

“Our flexible booking change offer is an unheard-of practice for a value-driven airline group like ours.”

“However, during these unprecedented times, new norms will need to be realised. Our customers are central to all new developments and practices as together with our industry partners we work towards sustaining air travel and building traveller confidence.”

The airline is currently implementing measures to resume flight operations in accordance with new guidance issued by the relevant authorities.

“Whilst expansion plans which had been programmed for 2020 for travel beyond the borders of Zimbabwe have been deferred, Fastjet continues to explore the demand for new routes, as Zimbabwe and our fellow African communities rebuild and unite for the Africa we want to share; rich in culture, creativity and hospitality.”

Fastjet temporarily suspended it operations from March  27, 2020 .

The suspension followed measures introduced in Zimbabwe and South Africa to control the spread of COVID-19.

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