By: Godknows Homwe
HARARE, ZIMBABWE | As travelers are returning to the skies, airlines are resuming services that were temporarily cut due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an effort to lower the risk of contamination, fastjet made drastic changes to their services, both on the ground and in the air. This included cutting most of its in-flight service.
However, as the situation is evolving and airlines are introducing new safety measures, they’re also reopening most lounges and expanding their onboard food and beverage offerings.
Fastjet airline on Valentine’s Day announced reintroducing of complimentary snack-based meals and drinks again on its flights.
Fastjet Zimbabwe spokesperson, Nunurai Ndawana, said ”Since Covid-19, for a number of reasons, inflight services had been suspended to reduce interaction in the cabin, to reduce movement of people in the cabin and to reduce people removing their masks so that they can eat.”
“With the coming of vaccination for the past year and for its intendancy being low now, today being Valentines, love is in the air, and we are reintroducing our meals on board.”
It has resumed food and drink service on all its flights, all of which are served in newly redesigned prepackaged box to keep clients happy and satisfied. ”Meals will be in the form of a snack that are compatible with our flight times,” Ndawana added.
Complimentary snack-box include mini-Cheddars, TKs halaal biltong, KitKat Chunky Bar and a 200ml Ceres 100% fruit Juice blend.
Fastjet is a multi-award-winning African value airline that began flight operations in 2012. Its awards include Leading African Low-Cost Carrier World Travel Awards 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 2020 and 2021, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017 and 2019, and in the top ten finalists for 2021. Today, fastjet connects the three major cities in Zimbabwe by flying between Harare & Victoria Falls and Harare & Bulawayo. In addition, the airline offers international flights from Harare, Bulawayo & Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in South Africa, and from Victoria Falls to Kruger Nelspruit Mpumalanga in South Africa and Maun in Botswana. Since commencing operations, fastjet has flown over 3.5 million passengers and has established itself as a reliable African airline brand, with a range of value-added products and services. As part of the airline’s commitment to offering choice, flexibility and value, customers benefit from generous free baggage allowances, flexible change options, multiple payment channels, airport lounge access on select routes, and ancillary services such as car hire.