… does ALL female-flight on International Women’s Day
By Nyasha Mutena
Award winning value airline Fastjet Zimbabwe, on Monday 08 March 2021, performed an all-female flight from Harare to Johannesburg and return, in celebration of International Women’s Day.
Both flights FN8222 and FN8334 were under the command of Captain Chipo Matimba, who led the all-female crew that comprised First Officer Chipo Gatsi and Senior Cabin Crew Tichafara Sibanda.
This year’s International Women’s Day themed #ChooseToChallenge, runs concurrently with the beginning of the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week, in which airlines commemorate the first in the world woman to obtain a pilot’s licence.
Fast-Jet extended this gesture to show goodwill and respect to all the women onboard the all-female operated flight. Also, it awarded all female passengers on the selected flights the lowest fare offer on their next Fastjet booking across the destination network, subject to T & C’s.
Through an official statement, Fast-Jet said;
“We take pride in being an organisation that advocates gender-equality in the workplace. Today’s flight, (8 March 2021) is a demonstration of our commitment to celebrating women within the aviation industry and highlighting the critical role they play equal to their male counterparts.
“This week we are also celebrating the Women of Aviation Worldwide Week and we have started the celebrations by performing an all-female flight and will profile and showcase exceptional women within the airline as they share their story and inspire the next generation to soar high”.
The airline remains committed to safety of all its customers and crew through offering complimentary wellbeing care packs to all customers, whilst ensuring that customers enjoy a safe and memorable experience.
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 and 2020, and Skytrax World Airline Awards Best Low-Cost Airline in Africa 2017 and 2019.
Today, Fast-Jet connects the three major cities in Zimbabwe, flying between Harare & Victoria Falls and Harare & Bulawayo. Internationally, the airline has flights from Harare, Bulawayo & Victoria Falls to Johannesburg in South Africa. Since commencing operations, Fast-Jet has flown over 3.5 million passengers. The airline is also reputably punctual, reliable, and an affordable low-cost carrier, with value-added services inclusive of free baggage allowance(s), airport lounge access, dedicated check-in and more according to the new fare attributes introduced across their network.