|Commenced operations||28 October 2015|
|Operating bases||Harare International Airport|
|Company slogan||Smart travel|
|Parent company||Fastjet Plc|
Fastjet Zimbabwe Limited, also known and styled as fastjet Zimbabwe, is a low-cost airline that has been incorporated to operate flights under the fastjet brand in Zimbabwe. The airline is the second locally incorporated airline to operate under the fastjet brand, following the example of Fastjet Tanzania.
Fastjet's first flights to Zimbabwe were operated by Fastjet Tanzania, between Harare International Airport and Dar es Salaam's Julius Nyerere International Airport, and commenced in August 2014.
Fastjet announced on 25 March 2015 that it had received an Air Service Permit (ASP)  from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development of the Government of Zimbabwe, responsible for administering the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ). Fastjet then obtained an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) on 6 October 2015, and announced its plans to launch fastjet Zimbabwe, with initial flights between its base at Harare International Airport and Victoria Falls. Flights were planned to expand to other destinations, including domestically to Bulawayo and then internationally.
As part of the Stabilisation Plan of Fastjet plc from August 2016, which included a move to smaller aircraft across the Group, the single Airbus A319 based in Zimbabwe was replaced by (at first) one Embraer E145 aircraft. A second E145 was utilised from July 2017, with an increase in the number of routes and flights.
Fastjet Zimbabwe is a Zimbabwean-registered company that is 49% owned by Fastjet Plc. Fastjet Zimbabwe has a local board of directors, and meets all the required nationality standards under which it can be named by the Zimbabwean CAA as a designated airline to fly to other countries under the usual bilateral air services agreements.
Fastjet Zimbabwe began operating in October 2015. Financial results are incorporated in the Fastjet Plc group accounts, and some information has been made available for the Zimbabwe operation (as at period ending 31 December):
|Turnover (US$ m)||0.3||9.4|
|Profits/losses after tax (US$ m)||−4.0||−14.5|
|Number of passengers (m)||0.003||n/a*|
|Passenger load factor (%)||n/a*||n/a*|
|Number of aircraft (at year end)||1||1|
Note: *Passenger numbers and load factors are only published at Group level.
Fastjet Zimbabwe maintains its head office in Harare; the registered office is Harare International Airport, Harare.
|South Africa||Johannesburg||O. R. Tambo International Airport|
|Zimbabwe||Bulawayo||Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport|
|Zimbabwe||Harare||Harare International Airport|
|Zimbabwe||Victoria Falls||Victoria Falls Airport|
The Fastjet Zimbabwe fleet consists of the following aircraft as of August 2017:
|Embraer ERJ 145||2||–||50|
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