fastjet flies 52,839 passengers in July

fastjet operations in Tanzania carried a total of 52,839 passengers and achieved a load factor of 73%. Compared with the same month last year, the number of passengers carried has increased by 69%.

Month on month, capacity has risen by 8% with 72,355 seats flown in July compared to 67,425 in June.  Revenue per passenger was very strong with a 22% increase month on month.

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Punctuality for the month remained excellent, with 94% of flights arriving on time Note 3, despite the extra flights.

Ed Winter, Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of fastjet plc, said:

“I am delighted to see our capacity continue to rise as we maximise the utilisation of resources, particularly aircraft.  This month’s 8% increase follows the 12% increase in capacity announced last month and the 11% increase announced in May. This is in line with our plans to almost double utilisation between Q1 and Q3.  August will see a further uplift in capacity with the introduction of flights to Harare in Zimbabwe, which have already moved from two to three flights per week following strong demand, and further additional frequencies on domestic routes.

I am particularly pleased that we have achieved such a high load factor and made significant unit revenue gains despite the fact that all but four days in the month fell within Ramadan, when both business and leisure activities decrease considerably.”

Month ending July 2014 July 2013 Change
Passengers Note 1 52,839 31,275 69%
Load Factor Note 2 73% 79% -6pp
Rolling 12 months ending July 2014 July 2013 Change
Passengers Note 1 455,743 227,033  101%

Notes:

  1. “Passengers” are sold seats flown, excluding infants.  Fastjet bookings are generally non-refundable.
  2. “Load Factor” is the number of ‘passengers” as a percentage of the number of available seats flown.
  3. “on time” – arrival earlier than or within 15 minutes of schedule

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