Low cost carrier, fastjet Zimbabwe on Thursday said it will introduce a flight between Victoria Falls and Nelspruit’s, Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa starting mid-March next year.
The additional route between Zimbabwe and South Africa will initially be operated by fastjet three times a week, on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. This will increase to a daily service effective from July 2022.
Fastjet will operate the route using the airline’s Embraer ERJ 145 aircraft.
“We see this route as a natural link for the onward tourism development in the Southern African region,” a fastjet spokesperson said.
This new route connects one of the prime areas for tourism in South Africa with one of the main entry points to Africa’s Eden and Zimbabwe’s tourism capital, Victoria Falls.
“The timings of the route will allow the passenger from Victoria Falls to Nelspruit sufficient time to enjoy a leisurely breakfast and yet arrive in Nelspruit in time for an air shuttle to their Private Game Reserve and an afternoon Game Drive.”
Customers travelling to Victoria Falls will have time for a morning Game drive, before taking the air shuttle to connect to the fastjet flight, arriving in Victoria Falls in time for a sundowner cruise on the Zambezi, added the airline. In July this year, Fastjet Zimbabwe made strides in addressing customers’ needs after placing CBZ and Chicken Inn to its ticket payment option.-HARARE