in Business & Finance

fastjet releases its unaudited interim results for next six months

Posted 29 September 2014 · Add Comment

fastjet has announced its unaudited interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2014 and operational highlights of 2014 to date.

Tanzania first-half revenues grew 96% to $19.0 million, with a 41.5% increase in passenger numbers. 

Tanzanian average revenue per passenger for the period grew 39.3% to $81.65.

First-half underlying EBIT loss of $30.5 million, including US$13.9 million trading losses in the Tanzanian operation. 

Fly540 Ghana and Angola had a $13.5 million adverse effect on the first half financial results of which $6.4 million related to a foreign exchange revaluation adjustment of US Dollar liabilities, and during the period under review, less than $100,000 of fastjet Plc cash was utilised in legacy Fly540 operations. 

Operational highlights 

Flights successfully launched from Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) to Lusaka (Zambia) February 2014, from Dar es Salaam to Harare (Zimbabwe) August 2014 and from Dar es Salaam to Entebbe (Uganda) launched September 2014.

Fly540 Ghana and Fly540 Angola loss-making services remain suspended, with restructuring activity underway.

The Group disposed of its investment in Five Forty Aviation Limited (Kenya) in June 2014.

fastjet Tanzania aircraft utilisation increased from 5.5 hours to 7.9 hours per aircraft per day during the period and reached 9.9 hours per aircraft per day by the end of August, on track to achieve the target of 11.5 hours.

fastjet Tanzania punctuality averaged an excellent 90% (arrival within 15 minutes) during the period.

A variety of additional revenue streams were added to the business mix during the period – including car rentals, hotels and car parking. 

fastjet’s CEO and Interim Chairman, Ed Winter, said: “We are delighted to have seen a steady increase in the number of passengers travelling on core Tanzanian routes, with revenue growth of 96% against the same period last year. 

“Strong underlying traffic growth in the first half of 2014 continues to demonstrate that fastjet’s low-cost airline model works in the African market. 

“This growth in traffic underpins our belief that people across Africa are increasingly embracing the travel opportunities offered by fastjet’s safe, reliable, and great value product, with a high percentage of first time flyers. 

“Additional services from our Tanzanian base in Dar es Salaam to Lusaka, Harare and Entebbe, linking these land-locked countries to the port of Dar es Salaam, have proven successful and are performing well.  Although these routes are in their infancy, there is every indication that these will develop into valuable routes for the fastjet Tanzania pan-African network.  Prior to these routes being launched there were no direct air services linking Dar es Salaam with either Harare or Entebbe. 

“During the period, we added additional revenue streams to the business mix including car rentals, hotels and car parking and early indications suggest that these services are proving popular with our customers. 

“fastjet continues on its path of expansion, leveraging our first mover advantage to the benefit of our customers and shareholders.”

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Oslo intensifies African connections by adding Addis Ababa to its route

Avinor's Oslo Airport has announced the addition of Addis Ababa to its route network with new airline partner Ethiopian Airlines.

Airbus Defence and Space appoints four new Executive Committee members

Airbus Defence and Space has appointed Jana Rosenmann, Grazia Vittadini, Bernhard Brenner and Peter Weckesser as new executive committee members.

Travelport appoints new Head of Product & Solutions in EMEA

Travelport has appointed Jasmeen Kaur in the role of head of product and solutions EMEA.

Dyncorp International to provide aviation field maintenances services for US Army in Egypt

The US Army has engaged defense contractor DynCorp International to provide aviation field maintenance services in Egypt and the Netherlands on behalf of the Aviation Field Maintenance Division, which is a component of the Army

ASKY Airlines confirms Southern African debut for early 2Q17

ASKY Airlines has confirmed it will make its Southern African debut early during the next quarter, reports ch-aviation.

First Nation Airways suspends operations again

Nigeria's First Nation Airways has suspended operations for a second time in six months, reports ch-aviation.

EBACE17 SK0103240517
See us at
EBACE17 BT0103240517Ethiopian AA BT2303130417GroundHandling BT0303280917Aviation Festival BT25114617