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fastjet takes flight with CTC Aviation
Africa’s newest airline, fastjet, took off last month with pilots from world leading airline pilot training and resource solutions company, CTC Aviation Group Limited (CTC), at the controls.
Rob Bishton, fastjet’s Operations Director said “CTC has a long established reputation for supporting start-up airlines. Their expertise has enabled us to free up our management team to concentrate on the operational demands that come with such a venture. CTC’s professional approach has helped us to achieve our deadlines and we have every confidence that their team is best placed to work alongside us as we expand. CTC is a standard-setter in our industry and fastjet aims to do the same by bringing international standards of safety, quality, security and reliability to our passengers.”
fastjet, which plans to be Africa’s first pan-African low cost carrier, operated its inaugural public flight from Dar es Salaam on Tuesday 27 November and the first passenger service took off on Thursday 29 November. The airline has ambitious expansion plans and expects to carry around 750,000 passengers in its first year. The initial route focus will be on East Africa, with hubs in Dar es Salaam and Nairobi serving Ethiopia, South Sudan, Uganda and Rwanda. The first fastjet branded Airbus A319 arrived in mid-November and the company intends to grow the fleet to 15 aircraft by the end of 2013.
“CTC is delighted to be working with fastjet. We endeavour to act as an extension to our clients’ training and recruitment departments and our agreement with fastjet clearly demonstrates the extensive scope of our capabilities”
CTC Aviation’s campaign to attract experienced pilots and cabin crew interested in joining fastjet continues and details can be found at fastjet.com. The successful pilot applicants will undergo training with CTC at their Southampton (UK) state-of-the-