African Carrier Readies Takeoff

Airline entrepreneur Stelios Haji-Ioannou's easyGroup has taken a key step toward launching the first pan-African low-cost carrier, dubbed Fastjet, to tap growing demand for international travel in the continent.

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    04/13/2014 - 9:49 pm | View Link
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