Lawrence Masha, the Chairperson of low-cost airline Fastjet has asked the Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCCA) to allow them to resume flights, arguing that their major aim is not to make profits but to work towards settling all debts.
“This idea is not geared at generating profits. We want to generate enough cash to settle debts,” said Masha.
Fastjet had leased two more planes before the government of Tanzania directed them to stop operation for at least 28 days.
TCAA Director General Hamza Johari said in Dar es Salaam that he knew nothing about Fastjet’s request to resume flights.
On December 17, TCAA issued an order for Fastjet to cease operations until they submit a working plan. Fastjet was also directed to show a roadmap by TCAA on how they would run their business after the withdraw of its partner Fastjet PLC based in the United Kingdom.