FastJet stops flying to Malawi

Budget airliner, Fast Jet has announced that it has stopped its flights to Malawi, a move that will impact negatively on businessmen.

FastJet stops Malawi route
FastJet stops Malawi route
End of FastJet flight to Malawi
End of FastJet flight to Malawi

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.

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george
4 years ago

Umbava pa malawi wakula ziko silingatukuke

namarokoro
namarokoro
4 years ago

When I read the comments of the readers of Nyasatimes I feel sad for my mother country. The country is full of idiots or wise people do not read nyasatimes. FastJet simply could not make profit. How can you make the flights that cheap considering all the fuel, maintenance, parking expenses, etc. The owners simply did not understand what they were getting into. Ask South African Airways, they are battling big time now.

gani
gani
4 years ago

Big blow to malawians

Mlauzi
Mlauzi
4 years ago

Efforts to woo other investors will come to nought. This curtailment and other regrettable events like the closure of some PTC shops, electricity and water outages, a currency on a perpetual downward spiral, insecurity interalia are sending wrong signals to potential investors.

Peter Mathanyula
4 years ago

This is Malawi administered by Dpp. I think nothing good is coming out of Malawi during this era of dpp rule. Anthu aqwa zawavuta basi asanamizire za cashgate.

Nosedive
Nosedive
4 years ago

No worries, little Kahuna will charter the whole plane for his entourage to this years UN meeting in NY.

umziya
umziya
4 years ago

Its all because of the visionless DDP

ray
ray
4 years ago

koma ako kokha kali kumapeto on the right tiyeni tikaombere mmanja amangwetu. Ndikukafuna chibwenzi pepani a nyasatimes ndingakapeze bwanji kameneka?

Tt
Tt
4 years ago

the easiest business to do in Malawi: is the god business, become a pastor and speaking in tongues about material promises and most idiots (the deeply religious ones) will pay for it! Any genuine business is likely to fail!!!!

Pillar
Pillar
4 years ago

This is the present Malawi and its fruits

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