Budget airliner, Fast Jet has announced that it has stopped its flights to Malawi, a move that will impact negatively on businessmen.
Officials of the low-cost Africa-focused airline , offering probably the cheapest fares, said they have been forced to pull out of the Malawi market because of the continued nose diving of the kwacha and Malawi government decision to issue it with a licence to land at Chileka Airport in Blantyre.
Rosebury Satha Sambo, chairperson of Tourim Council of Malawi described the Fast Jet closure of shop in Malawi as the dark day for Malawi tourism.
“They were the cheapest. Most people who never dreamt of boarding a plane had a chance,” said Sambo.
She also said this was a big blow to small and medium business people who used to spend three days in a bus from Malawi to Tanzania but now used to fly for two to three hours.
Fast Jet made their fares extremely low at K40, 000 though people had to pay for all their luggage and buy drinks and food on board the plane.Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :