Fastjet Cuts Service To Angola, Cuts Back On Ghana

Written by Dana Sanchez

African commercial airline Fastjet announced it is restructuring money-losing operations by cutting service to Angola and cutting back on service to Ghana, AfricanBusinessReview reports.

Fastjet said it wants to focus on East Africa and Southern Africa, according to the report.

Angola and Ghana fell under Fastjet’s Fly540 businesses, which operate on a traditional airline model as opposed to the Fastjet low-cost model, the report said.

As part of the restructuring, two group-owned ATR aircraft previously operating in Ghana and Angola have been taken out of service and are being sold.

A leased aircraft continues to operate in Ghana. The Angolan operation has been suspended temporarily pending the return to service of two leased aircraft that are undergoing maintenance, according to the report.

“Management has been carefully considering how best to restructure the Fly540 business which we inherited and this is a highly significant and very positive development in that process,” said Fastjet Interim Chairman and CEO, Ed Winter. “We are currently focused on expanding the low cost Fastjet network in East and Southern Africa by establishing bases in Zambia, Kenya and South Africa, and these plans are progressing well,” he said, according to AfricanBusinessReview.