African budget carrier FastJet has picked Tanzania as its launch base, and plans to inaugurate services from Dar-es-Salaam’s Julius Nyerere International Airport in November. The start-up, which is being built on Fly540’s operations, has signed a lease agreement with BBAM on a single Airbus A319, and says it is in the advanced stage of hiring flight and ground crew. FastJet, which counts EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou as a minority investor, considered Angola, Ghana, Kenya and ...

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