in Air Transport

Fastjet to switch to an all-Embraer fleet by early 4Q17

Posted 8 June 2017 · Add Comment

Fastjet will transition to an Embraer Regional Jet fleet during the last quarter of the year parent firm Fastjet Plc has said in an FY16 earnings report, ch-aviation has published.

Fastjet Plc said its Tanzanian budget carrier unit's only remaining active Airbus jet, an A319-100, will be returned to lessor ICBC Financial Leasing by late September of this year by which time a pair of EMB-190s will be inducted into service in early October.

Along with a pair ERJ-145s wet-leased from equity partner Solenta Aviation and in service for Fastjet Zimbabwe, Fastjet's fleet will consist entirely of Embraer aircraft. 

Fastjet said that following a reassessment of its capacity requirements last year, it concluded that an alternative and smaller aircraft type, with materially lower operating costs, was more appropriate for the current- and medium-term demand characteristics of the markets in which it operates. 

"The Embraer and Bombardier 80-120 seat jet aircraft were considered and the Embraer E190/E195 was identified as the most appropriate for Fastjet's requirements," it said. "Compared with the Airbus A319 type aircraft that Fastjet has been operating, the Embraer is expected to yield a cost reduction of approximately 15% with lower fuel, maintenance, handling and navigation costs and charges."

 

* required field

Post a comment

Other Stories
Advertisement
Latest News

Nesma Airlines and Flyco Group in training agreement

Egypt-based commercial operator Nesma Airlines has entered into a long-term training service agreement with Flyco Group, reports The Journal of Civil Aviation Training.

Badr Airlines 737 suffers bird strike damage

The Aviation Herald has reported severe damage to a Badr Airlines 737-500 due to a bird strike at Khartoum, Sudan.

Emirates service to Tunis becomes daily

Emirates has reaffirmed its commitment to Tunis by increasing the frequency of flights between Dubai and Tunis from six to seven a week starting 30th October 2017.

TIACA expands global reach with new board member from Africa

A new board member, representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors of Africa has been appointed to the TIACA Board of Directors.

Global Aviation to lease an A300 freighter

Libya's Global Aviation will shortly wet-lease an A300C4 freighter from Moldova's Air Stork , reports ch-aviation.

New CEO of SAA to start role in November

South African Airways (SAA) has announced the start date of its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the airline's headquarters, Airways Park, Johannesburg, as November 1, 2017.

AfBAC Expo SK2017
See us at
GroundHandling BT0303280917Aviation Africa BT18418AfBAC Expo BT2017Global Aerospace BT28218AIMA Africa 2017ACI Africa BT77181017