Fastjet has launched low cost flights between Kenya and Tanzania in what it said is a vision to make affordable air travel more accessible to consumers.
The flights will make use of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro airports in Tanzania and the JKIA in Nairobi and will have 156 passengers.
A one-way ticket will cost $50 (Sh5,110) from Nairobi to Kilimanjaro and at least $80 (Sh8,177) from Nairobi to Dar es Salaam, excluding taxes.
Daily flights will depart from Dar es Salaam at 9.50am and land in Nairobi at 11.10am. The return flight from Nairobi will depart at 2.40pm and land at 4.05 pm.
The launch follows clearance by regulators under the Bilateral Air Services Agreement as approved by the Tanzanian government.
East Africa general manager Jimmy Kibati said: “Competition is good for consumers because it brings choice and lowers air fares.”
“Affordable fares will make it easier for more entrepreneurs, tourists and other visitors to travel between Tanzania and Kenya.”
He thanked Kenya and Tanzania’s transport ministries and aviation authorities for working together.