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Messagepar Flyzen » Mer 11 Avr 2012, 14:41

De retour de Fastjet sur l'avant scene du TA ;)
une realité le low cost en Afrique SubSahrienne ? >>> mon avis perso Non ... ou dans 1 ou 2 générations :)
http://www.jeuneafrique.com/Article/JA2 ... sible.html

PS article illustré avec un bel avion easyjet ! ça compte la notoriété !
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Messagepar AVION » Lun 14 Mai 2012, 20:34

Stelios closes in on Fastjet lift off

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has moved closer to the lift off of new African budget airline Fastjet.

The carrier is expected to be based in West Africa operating a fleet of 15 leased aircraft. Fastjet aims to link six countries in the region to the Ghanaian capital of Accra.

Stelios’ EasyGroup agreed to become a shareholder in Rubicon Diversified Investments in December and has now agreed a brand licence deal for the use of the Fastjet brand, according to the Sunday Times.

Rubicon said at the time it will use the services of Stelios and EasyGroup’s experienced aviation management team to provide “general strategic, management and branding advice” on the feasibility of implementing a low cost, point-to-point, no frills, all jet aircraft business model for Africa.

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Messagepar AVION » Mer 13 Juin 2012, 11:23

La compagnie Fastjet prend forme avec le soutien du fondateur d'Easyjet

LONDRES, 13 juin 2012 (AFP)
Le projet de compagnie aérienne à bas coûts africaine Fastjet, soutenu par le fondateur d'EasyJet, a pris forme mercredi autour des activités dans le transport aérien du conglomérat Lonrho.
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Messagepar AVION » Mer 13 Juin 2012, 19:45

Lonrho acquisition brings FastJet closer to reality

Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou's plans to launch a low-cost carrier in Africa have moved a step closer to reality, following the acquisition of Lonrho Aviation by Stelios-affiliated British investment firm Rubicon.

Pan-African conglomerate Lonrho's aviation division was acquired for $87.5 million, Rubicon says in a statement, which places Nairobi-based low-cost carrier Fly540 in the investment firm's hands.

Fly540 has four key bases in Kenya, Tanzania, Angola and Ghana, giving the upcoming FastJet venture a strong foothold in the expanding west African aviation market. The regional airline carried more than 500,000 passengers last year.

Under the terms of a 10-year brand licence, Stelios's EasyGroup will own 5% of Rubicon with the option of acquiring a further 10%. It will also receive royalties equivalent to 0.5% of revenue.

EasyGroup will be expected to appoint two directors to the board of Rubicon - likely to be Stelios and Ed Winter, former chief operating officer of EasyJet and founding director of low-cost carrier Go. It will also provide consultancy services to Rubicon throughout the 10-year term.

"This is another small but significant step in bringing the dream of low cost air travel to millions of people in Africa - the aviation industry's last frontier," says Stelios.

The Greek Cypriot tycoon, who founded EasyJet in 1995, has been locked in a long-running dispute with the low-cost carrier since resigning from its board in 2010. Stelios's family retains a 37% shareholding in the company, and he has been a vocal critic of the expansion strategy of chief executive Carolyn McCall.

EasyJet previously said it "will take necessary action to protect the rights of EasyJet and the interests of its shareholders" in light of Stelios's new venture. The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... ty-372971/
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Messagepar Flyzen » Jeu 14 Juin 2012, 07:50

interessé de voir ce que va faire un concept low cost ... pour de vrai en Afrique sub saharienne / Afrique de l'Ouest
... par definition, pour des raisons de hierarchie sociale, ça ne marche pratiquement pas, en fait on prend l'avion en Afrique si on est "riche" donc pas de low cost. Ce qui explique que pour le moment on ne trouve vraiement du concept low cost qu'au Nord (une partie du Maghreb) et Sud ( RSA) du continent
... mais bon voyons si les choses evoluent mais bcp s'y sont cassés les dents, dernier en date Richard Bronson / Virgin au Nigeria reparti encore plus vite qu'il est arrivé !
...interessant si ça accroche vraiement car pourrait devenir un terrain de jeu de pas mal de Cies européennes en recherche de trafic
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Messagepar AVION » Jeu 14 Juin 2012, 20:52

FastJet eyes late summer launch alongside Fly540 brand

FastJet, the pan-African low-cost carrier planned by EasyJet founder Stelios Haji-Ioannou, expects to launch operations in three to four months, chief executive-designate Ed Winter tells Flightglobal.

It will initially operate alongside Fly540 - the Nairobi-based airline acquired by Stelios-linked investment firm Rubicon - and will start by taking over the carrier's highest density east African routes as well as international services from Ghana. The Fly540 brand will then be phased out as FastJet takes delivery of new leased jets, which are likely to be either Airbus A319s or Embraer 190s.

"We don't intend to operate the turboprops on the FastJet brand," Winter says, in reference to Fly540's existing four ATR 72s and three Bombardier Dash-8s. "For a period of time we'll operate FastJet and Fly540 side-by-side, and over time the Fly540 brand and aircraft will disappear from the airline."

Winter said Rubicon is "very, very close" to making over a decision over which jet aircraft to deploy in FastJet's fleet. The company has conducted a study into the 110-seater E-190, but says the type's lower capacity delivers sub-optimal unit costs.

"The Airbus and Boeing 150-odd seaters provide very low unit costs and the ability to really stimulate the market," he continues, singling out the A319 supply chain as "plentiful and consequently very well priced". All of the new carrier's aircraft will be placed on operating leases, which "gives us the flexibility to change our rate of growth depending on the marketplace".

As FastJet's new jets come on-stream, Fly540 will allow operating leases on its existing aircraft to expire. The Nairobi-based carrier - which has air operator's certification in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola - will continue deploying turboprops on domestic Ghanaian routes between Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi, but regional services from Accra as well as several east African services will be handed over to FastJet.

Describing many of the routes operated from Kenya and Tanzania as "totally overloaded", Winter says: "We [Fly540] can't meet demand even with a traditional model, so when we put a low-cost model on there clearly those aircraft just won't be able to cope. So very rapidly we'll need to put jet aircraft on [those routes]."

FastJet's "point-to-point no-frills" business model will abide by European safety standards, Winter says, with average fares of about $70-80 and promotional fares starting at about $20. He predicts that the "low-cost yield management model" pioneered by Stelios will "have a massive effect on stimulating the market and democratising air travel".

"It's just the right time to develop in Africa," the CEO-designate says, noting that mineral-rich Ghana enjoyed the world's third-highest GDP growth rate in 2011, at 13.5%, while Angola has averaged 11% growth per year for the past decade. "Very importantly, that wealth is being spread down through the community, creating a much bigger middle class with increasing disposable income that is absolutely crying out for air travel."

Commenting on the acquisition of Fly540 through a reverse takeover of Lonrho Aviation, which Rubicon bought for $87.5 million, Winter says the strategy will allow FastJet to hit the ground running in the continent.

"The reputation they've [Lonrho] gained with various governments around Africa in their infrastructure developments has enabled us, already, to go into Africa and talk to governments at the highest level," he notes. "[That is] something which would take a new company a long time to achieve."

Rubicon's shareholders will be asked to formally approve the Lonrho Aviation acquisition on 29 June, after which time EasyGroup will appoint Stelios and Winter to the Rubicon board. They will join Lonrho executive chairman David Lenigas, Lonrho CEO Geoffrey White, Rubicon chairman Robert Burnham and FastJet CFO-designate Richard Blakesley. The Rubicon name may "conceivably" be drawn down over time, Winter adds.

The CEO-designate downplays any suggestion of a legal battle with EasyJet, with whom Stelios has been involved in several public disputes since leaving its board in 2010. EasyJet had previously expressed concerns over the FastJet brand.

"I don't see why there'd be any issue at all," he concludes. "We've been very careful to make sure that what we're doing doesn't compromise in any way at all the agreements which Stelios has with EasyJet. We don't see any reason why there should be any conflict whatsoever."

Source: http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articl ... nd-373018/
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Messagepar AVION » Ven 6 Juil 2012, 21:51

FastJet chooses Airbus A319 to launch low cost African airline

Rubicon today announces it has chosen the Airbus A319 aircraft to launch its new low cost carrier, FastJet, across Africa, with the first aircraft expected to carry passengers by October. FastJet will operate under a brand licence agreement with easyGroup Holdings Limited ("easyGroup") and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, founder of leading low cost airline, easyJet.

Commenting on the announcement, Rubicon Chief Executive Ed Winter, said:

"The decision to launch FastJet with the Airbus A319 enables us to expand rapidly with each aircraft potentially carrying around 250,000 passengers a year. Rubicon expects passenger capacity to double from current levels within six months of the introduction of the A319 fleet.

"We plan to add at least five leased Airbus A319 aircraft to the fleet within six months of launch and up to 15 within a year."

John Leahy, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer Customers, added:

"We are delighted that FastJet has chosen the A319 as the basis for its fleet, a further endorsement for the efficiency and reliability of Airbus' market leading single aisle family of aircraft.

"FastJet will open up low cost travel to the African market, and the Airbus A319 will bring new levels of comfort to air passengers across Africa. It is a great combination."

The Airbus A319 has proven itself an ideal aircraft for the low cost airline model in other parts of the world. The 156 seat A319 was initially chosen after an extensive evaluation of a wide range of options and is ideally suited to the Company's expansion plans. Leasing aircraft on operating leases enables the airline to match its rate of growth closely to market requirements.

The first aircraft will be leased from Nomura Babcock Brown Co., Ltd. (BBAM Aircraft Management LLC), and is scheduled for delivery in September/October. BBAM is the world's third largest aircraft lessor, managing a portfolio of over 450 aircraft. Negotiations on further aircraft deliveries later in the year are underway.

Rubicon announced on 29 June the successful completion of its deal with Lonrho Aviation and its airline Fly540, providing the merged group with existing aviation platforms in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Angola. Lonrho Plc owns 74.9% of the London-listed aviation business and Stelios' easyGroup will own 5%.

David Lenigas, Executive Chairman of Rubicon and of Lonrho Plc, stated:

"FastJet has already stated its intent to raise the bar on air safety in Africa by operating its aircraft under the same strict rules that apply to European carriers. To this end, we expect to sign an agreement with a major European MRO (Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul) company for the maintenance of its new A319 fleet in the coming months."

"Our management team has been actively engaged in detailed discussions with a number of Governments to lobby for incentives and reduced passenger taxes, factors that will affect our final decision on where to deploy the first A319s."

Source: http://www.4-traders.com/RUBICON-DIVERS ... -14397470/
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Messagepar AVION » Mar 18 Sep 2012, 08:08

FastJet prendra bien son envol de Tanzanie

La low-cost africaine FastJet, imaginée par le fondateur d’easyJet Stelios Haji-Ioannou, a confirmé que sa base serait à Dar es Salaam en Tanzanie. Son premier vol est attendu pour novembre.

Dans un communiqué de la future compagnie à bas coût, le directeur général de Fastjet Ed Winter a indiqué «Notre objectif initial sera mis sur l’Afrique de l’Est avec la première base de la compagnie à Dar es Salaam, Tanzanie, où le A319 a déjà été approuvé par les autorités tanzaniennes de l’aviation civile». Il a annoncé l’ouverture également d’une deuxième base à Nairobi au Kenya, une fois que son avion sera autorisé. Le projet de la nouvelle low-cost prévoit ensuite une installation à Accra (Ghana) et Luanda (Angola). Les billets des vols devraient être proposés à partir de 20 dollars sans compter les taxes et charges.
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Messagepar AVION » Mer 17 Oct 2012, 11:00

Et la première ligne sera

Dar es Salaam-Nairobi announced as first Fastjet route

Fastjet (Dar-es-Salaam (DAR)) has announced that it plans to initially offer three daily round-trips between Dar es Salaam and Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO) when it launches in November or December with a single ex-easyJet (U2, London Luton (LTN)) A319-100. The route is not currently served by its sister carrier Fly540 (5H, Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International (NBO)).
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Messagepar AVION » Lun 5 Nov 2012, 21:58

Un "début" de site internet, avec une photo de l'avion.

http://www.fastjet.com/
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Messagepar Flyzen » Sam 24 Nov 2012, 13:36

AVION a écrit:FastJet chooses Airbus A319 to launch low cost African airline

... maintenant que le site internet est opérationnel et plutot bien fait
http://www.fastjet.com/tz/
Cette Cie est tout sauf africaine :)
sur les pages des infos légales assez fournies
http://www.fastjet.com/tz/corporate/investor-contacts
Registered Office and Head Office
fastjet Plc
Suite 2C
First Point
Buckingham Gate
Gatwick Airport
RH6 0NT
Registered in England & Wales
Company Number 05701801

la page de l'actionnaire principal ... lui aussi anglais
http://www.lonrho.com/Our_Business/Fast ... spx?id=764

Donc ... disons que c'est une Cie anglaise qui opère en Afrque au moyen de A319 config 145/156 sieges ...tiens comme c'est étrange 156 sieges c'est pas tres courant :) :) :)
... bonne initiative ce montage comme ça en 1/2 journée il sera facile de plier bagage au cas ou ...


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le 1er A319 et l'ex EZY G-EZEF immat 5H-FJA ( donc registre Tanzanie)
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Messagepar AVION » Sam 24 Nov 2012, 20:19

Flyzen a écrit:Cette Cie est tout sauf africaine :) i]


Tant mieux, cela garantira peut-être son succès
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Messagepar Flyzen » Dim 25 Nov 2012, 10:11

AVION a écrit:
Flyzen a écrit:Cette Cie est tout sauf africaine :) i]

Tant mieux, cela garantira peut-être son succès

... oui mais c'est loin d'etre gagné car ce type de transport "lowcost" a du mal a voir le jour en Afrique, exepté le Maghreb et encore ou c'est + sur un transfert du trafic loisir européen qu'une vraie emprise locale du "low cost", la RSA est un peu differente reste encore plus anglaise qu'africaine 8-) et vu le recent episode 1time !http://www.goldenflyer.com/forum/1time-p33424.html#p33424
C'est majoritairement du a une situation de société, voire de culture si on prend l'avion en Afrique on a des €€€/$$$ donc le low cost n'est pas un reel besoin
a suivre en tt cas un bon projet pour recycler les + vieux A319 de EZY
... et puis qui sait c'est peut etre un projet orienté pour les pax européens allant en Tanzanie
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Messagepar AVION » Jeu 6 Déc 2012, 11:39

Fastjet carried 6,884 passengers with an average load factor of 85.4% in its first week of operations on two routes. It has sold 18,090 tickets with bookings now being taken for flights until March 2013.

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Messagepar AVION » Mer 19 Déc 2012, 09:39

La compagnie aérienne Fastjet va racheter la sud-africaine 1time

LONDRES, 19 déc 2012 (AFP)

La nouvelle compagnie aérienne à bas coûts africaine Fastjet a annoncé mercredi avoir signé un protocole d'accord pour le rachat de la compagnie sud-africaine 1time.
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Messagepar Flyzen » Jeu 20 Déc 2012, 18:06

AVION a écrit:...La nouvelle compagnie aérienne à bas coûts africaine Fastjet a annoncé mercredi avoir signé un protocole d'accord pour le rachat de la compagnie sud-africaine 1time.

... drole d'idée si pres du lancement de fastjet .... mais bon il y a fort a parier que ça va aussi "recycler" du A319 orange :) en RSA ;)
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