South Africa’s troubled budget airline, 1time, may be back on the South African skies sooner that most had expected. The failed budget flight operator is reportedly topic number one in talks between British-owned Fastjet’s management and the 1time liquidators.
FastJet, which has about 10 aircraft, is the holding company for African airline Fly540, which operates from four bases in Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana and Angola.
FastJet’s chief executive, Ed Winter, told Proactive Investors that FastJet is hoping to get “1time flying again in time for the Christmas period”.
Stating FastJet’s plans for 1time, Winter said “flights would initially be operated by a number of aircraft from the 1time fleet including McDonnell Douglas MD-82s, MD-83s and MD-87s, but restructuring plans would see a rapid re-fleeting with modern Airbus A319 aircraft”.