Fastjet suspends Ghanaian Fly540 operation

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African budget carrier Fastjet has suspended its Fly540 operation in Ghana, following a similar move in Angola, in order to continue a restructuring programme.

Fastjet had been using a leased ATR turboprop in Ghana but says it has served notice on the lease agreement.

The company has been intending to restructure its operations and has been looking to reinforce its eastern and southern African business.

"This legacy [Fly540] operation is not part of the core low-cost Fastjet model," it states.

Fastjet had previously suspended its Angolan division and stated that its Ghanaian arm would also be subject to an overhaul. It says Ghana has "very significant long-term opportunities" but the company wants to concentrate on its Zambian, Kenyan and South African activities in the near future.