Fastjet flies to Mbeya


Fastjet has added another route to its network – Dar es Salam to Mbeya in south-west Tanzania.

Flights between Mbeya’s new Songwe Airport and Dar es Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport will operate three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, flying fastjet’s Airbus A319 jet aircraft.

Flights will depart Dar es Salaam at 06h15 and land in Mbeya at 07h35, with a flight time of one hour 20 minutes. The return flight to Dar es Salaam departs at 08h15, landing at 09h35. As consumer demand for this route grows, fastjet expects to increase the frequency of flights between the two cities.

“Seats on this new route are selling exceptionally quickly – with our first flights to and from Mbeya over 90% full – showing that Tanzanians are welcoming this new fastjet service with open arms,” said Ed Winter, fastjet CEO.

Tickets for the Dar es Salaam-Mbeya route have been on sale since late August, with fastjet offering one-way fares from $20 excluding fees and government taxes, with the promise that the earlier the booking is made, the lower the fare.

Bookings can be made online at, through any fastjet office or through travel agents. Payment for tickets can be made with cash, online with a credit card or through Mpesa and Tigo Pesa.