Mozambique is about to welcome the first budget carrier in the country as Fastjet confirmed that starting Nov. 2 it will launch scheduled services from Maputo to Nampula, Beira and Tete, with one-way fares starting from approximately $86.

"The release of the date, routes and schedule by Fastjet comes as positive news for Mozambique as a whole. We will now see a new dimension added in travel to Mozambique where travelers will achieve greater access to different the destinations in the country and where they will also benefit from more competitive pricing," said Kevin Record, owner of the Ibo Island Lodge in Mozambique.

Natalie Tenzer-Silva, director at Dana Tours in Mozambique, added that her company, too, is ecstatic about the news that Mozambique's airspace is opening up. "With Fastjet's reputation and low-cost flights, we believe that it will open up Mozambique beyond Africa to the world."

Henk Graaff, managing director at SW Africa, welcomed the announcement that Fastjet is spreading its wings to Mozambique, saying it will undoubtedly boost tourism to the country.

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