Fastjet Zimbabwe (FN, Harare International) has taken delivery of the first of three 30-seater E120s to be wet-leased from South Africa's Sahara African Aviation (Mbombela).

ZS-PBT (msn 120260) arrived from Johannesburg O.R. Tambo on March 2, 2023, and will be used on new domestic routes from Harare International to Kariba and Hwange National Park, the airline announced in a statement.

"These new routes will bring to five the domestic destinations that Fastjet operates in Zimbabwe after Harare, Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, offering customers seamless connections to Zimbabwe's top domestic tourism destinations," the airline said.

Spokesman Nunurai Ndawana said: "We are finalising our preparations for the launch of flights to Kariba and Hwange National Park. The arrival of this aircraft will see us concluding the mandatory regulatory processes in operating flights to these strategic destinations in the development of tourism in Zimbabwe. In preparation for these route launches, the aircraft will operate a series of ad-hoc charter flights around Zimbabwe ahead of the full schedule launch."

According to the ch-aviation fleets module, Fastjet already operates a fleet of six aircraft, including three EMB-145LRs (one wet-leased from Sahara African Aviation and one from Federal Air (7V, Durban Virginia)), one EMB-145LU wet-leased from Federal Air, and two EMB-145MPs (one active and the other in maintenance).