The newest African carrier set for launch, FastJet, has opened talks with potential clients at embassies and international oil companies in advance of its first flight next month, while it is also finalizing an agreement to acquire more A319s. FastJet aims to use a five A319-strong fleet on routes to Tanzania and Kenya from Dar-es-Salaam. FastJet has been meeting with oil companies as potential clients as its main shareholder is Lonrho Plc, an oil, mining and agricultural group. Governments and some companies will only sanction travel on approved carriers – FastJet is aiming to be one of those carriers. Backed
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