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Why fly with Fastjet

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A multi award-winning airline, fastjet has received both regional and international accolades for innovation, customer service and design strategy, to name but a few. Most recently the Skytrax World Airline Awards, the Air Transport World Awards and World Travel Awards named fastjet Africa’s Best- and Africa’s Leading Low-Cost and Value Airline.

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To improve your in-flight experience, fastjet has replaced its fleet with new Embraer 190 and 145 aircraft. They offer more space and greater comfort. Fly fastjet and look forward to comfortable travel facilities, a friendly flight crew and arriving at your destination on time.

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Fastjet is an affordable airline for everyone. Each ticket includes your first piece of checked baggage and a snack, with additional baggage and extras optional and chargeable.

Fastjet is Africa’s leading value airline with an impressive awards tally that includes the 2016 and 2017 World Travel Awards, the 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards and the 2018 AirNews Awards as the best African low-cost airline. Dedicated to making air travel in Africa more affordable, accessible and reliable, it is the best airline to help you explore Africa. The friendly and efficient staff, excellent on-time performance, and new fleet make air travel a pleasure. They have (to date) carried more than 3.5 million passengers, of which many are repeat travellers.

Fastjet currently operates two Embraer 190 and three Embraer 145 aircraft. Each offers a spacious interior with the choice of either a window or aisle seat. The E190 aircraft are only operated on Tanzanian routes. The E145 operate on all other fastjet routes. This eye-catching fleet can easily be seen in the distance owing to their distinct parrot logo and touches of bright red and yellow on the aircrafts' wings and engines.

Book affordable fastjet flights to Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar, Harare and other exciting places!

Popular flight routes with fastjet are from Johannesburg to Harare and Johannesburg to Nairobi.

Hand Baggage

Each customer is allowed to carry ONLY one item of hand baggage free of charge. It should weigh no more than 7 kg with maximum dimensions of 55 x 35 x 20 cm.

In addition, a small handbag or laptop may also be taken on board provided it does not exceed 40 x 30 x 15 cm. It must be placed under the seat directly in front of you. Mothers with infants may also take a small bag containing immediate use items.

Should any hand luggage exceed the dimensions mentioned above, it will be checked in and charged as hold baggage at airport prices should the checked baggage allowance be exceeded.

Checked Baggage

The first piece of checked baggage (23kg) is included in the price of your fastjet ticket. It may include but is not limited to suitcases, baby stroller or pram, rucksacks, tents and any mobility equipment such as, wheelchairs, mobility aid devices and walking frames. It must be checked in at the airport before departure you will be travelling with a lot of luggage, we suggest booking your additional baggage online prior to your flight.

Fastjet baggage allowances

• On fastjet routes, each customer is allowed up to two (2) bags of 23 kg each. This is inclusive of the complimentary first bag. • If your bag exceeds 23 kg, you will be charged extra for each additional kg.

• Please make sure your checked bags are within the prescribed dimensions.

• Oversized bags presented as checked baggage will be charged an excess rate provided that the bag is within the acceptable dimensions prescribed by the Airport Operators.

• For safety reasons, no single item can exceed 32 kg or a combined dimension of 81 x 119 x 119 cm.

• Pre-book your baggage online (up to one hour prior to your flight departure), through the Call Centre or at a fastjet shop and save.

• There is NO refund or partial payment if your checked bag weighs less than the permitted weight per piece.

• Sports and music equipment are not accepted as normal baggage and will be charged at the corresponding price. As space is limited it is advised that you pre-book sport or music equipment.

• Travel systems (baby stroller or pram) and up to two mobility aids fly FREE OF CHARGE.

Visit the fastjet Fees and Charges section for a comprehensive breakdown of these costs.

Smart bags

Fastjet now allows customers to travel with Smart Bags provided the lithium battery is disconnected and removed at the check-in counter, and the bag adheres to size and weight restrictions mentioned above. The battery must then be carried with you into the aircraft cabin. For safety reasons, if you are unable to remove the battery fastjet won't accept it for carriage. This is in line with IATA rules.

Fastjet check-in desks open two (2) hours before the scheduled departure time and close exactly 40 minutes before the scheduled departure time. You will need to provide proof of identification and your credit card (if it was used to pay for the booking) at check-in.

The airline does not at this stage offer online check-in.

If you arrive at the check-in desk late (less than 40 minutes before departure) you will be denied boarding. Fastjet tickets are non-refundable in the event of late arrival or when you are unable to fly due to personal circumstances. Fastjet will consider a refund request in the unfortunate event of the death or hospitalisation of a booked customer. Documentation proving such will need to be submitted along with the refund request.

Read fastjet’s cancellation policy and terms and conditions for more information.

Snacks and Refreshments

Fastjet offers a complimentary snack on most flights Additional items for enjoyment will be on sale in all countries except Tanzania.

In-Flight Entertainment

Each fastjet customer will find the latest copy of Fastjet Places Magazine in the seat pocket in front of them. In many cases complimentary newspapers are also provided at the airport for your reading pleasure.

Mobile phones and any device using wireless data services can be used when at cruising altitude, only if the flight safe mode is enabled. Cabin crew will advise when these items can and cannot be used.

Fastjet offers affordable flights to and from these popular East- and Southern African destinations – Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Zambia.


Maputo – Beira

Maputo – Nampula

Maputo – Tete


Dar es Salaam – Kilimanjaro

Dar es Salaam - Lusaka

Dar es Salaam – Mbeya

Dar es Salaam – Mwanza

Dar es Salaam - Harare


Harare – Dar es Salaam

Harare – Johannesburg

Harare – Victoria Falls

Harare - Bulawayo

Victoria Falls - Johannesburg


Lusaka – Dar es Salaam

IATA code: FN
Hub airport: Julius Nyerere International Airport (DAR)
Alliance: Hahn Air Systems’ e-Alliance®
Inflight magazine: Fastjet Places

The information on this page is correct as of date of publishing. While every effort is made to keep information as fresh as possible, Travelstart takes no responsibility for any of the information being out of date or incorrectly noted.

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