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World travel awards names fastjet best low-cost carrier for Africa for sixth year running


African value airline, fastjet has been awarded by the World Travel Awards as “Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline 2021” for the sixth consecutive year.

The results follow a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands. Votes were cast by travel industry professionals and the public, with the nominee gaining the most votes in each category named as the winner.

World Travel Awards is a leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in travel and tourism – and today they unveiled their Africa and Indian Ocean 2021 winners. The awards acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence in the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries and are recognised globally as a sign of industry excellence.

A fastjet spokesperson said, “We take pride in making the customer the centre of our business philosophy, operations and new business initiatives, and we thank all customers and industry professionals who voted for us. This recognition is an acknowledgement of the dedication and hard work of our staff, and the airline’s commitment to maintain and grow services against a backdrop of significant global challenges. We are therefore proud to be named the Africa’s Leading Low-Cost Airline for 2021, in this our sixth consecutive year of winning this award”.

Graham Cooke, Founder, World Travel Awards, said “Our winners represent the very best of travel and hospitality in Africa and the Indian Ocean and my congratulations to each of them. They are all playing starring roles in spearheading the travel and tourism recovery.”

The multiple award-winning airline has recently introduced an additional aircraft to their fleet, several service enhancements such as car hire through Avis, new payment options through partnerships with Chicken Inn, CBZ Bank and Stanbic Mobile Money, and this week announced a new route for 2022, connecting Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe with Nelspruit’s Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport, South Africa.