FastJet named Best Value Airline in Africa

08Mar 2018
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
FastJet named Best Value Airline in Africa

LOW-cost airline Fastjet was named as the Best Value Airline in Africa at the 2018 Air Transport Awards in London yesterday. The airline operates in Tanzania among the countries it has routes in the continent.


The annual awards, created by leading industry publication International Transport News, recognise excellence amongst all role players in the global aviation industry.

The award is the airline’s third accolade in as many quarters following the Skytrax World Airline Awards’ Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa and the World Travel Awards’ Leading African Low-Cost Carrier honours received in 2017.

“It is a tremendous honour to receive recognition by such prestigious awards from within our industry,” said fastjet Chief Executive Officer Nico Bezuidenhout.

“It also serves as a validation for the substantial changes and significant enhancements made during the stabilisation plan which included a full network reengineering process, a complete fleet changeover, a new reservation system launch and market entry of the fastjet brand into Mozambique along with a move from London to African soil, amongst others,” he added.

Bezuidenhout noted that more than anything, awards recognise the efforts of employees at fastjet whose relentless pursuit of excellence has been evident with the airline’s network wide on-time performance exceeding 90 per cent for the second month in a row.

Heather Ryan, Awards Coordinator commented: “These awards recognise those firms, and their C-level executives who have contributed to the ongoing success of the industry, and reward them for their incredible hard work, innovation and accomplishments.

As such I would like to offer my congratulations on behalf of everyone here at International Transport News Magazine to my deserving winners and wish them the very best of luck going forward.”

The awards are given solely on merit and are awarded to commend those most deserving for their ingenuity and hard work, distinguishing them from their competitors and proving them worthy of recognition.