Zimbabwean LCC Fastjet Starts Ticket Sales In Chicken Restaurants

Zimbabwean low-cost airline fastjet has partnered with Simbisa Brands to allow its customers to purchase tickets at Chicken Inn restaurants across Zimbabwe. Before visiting the restaurant to pay for your ticket, you must first visit fastjet’s website or any fastjet shop or airport office.

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fastjet is a Zimbabwean regional airline. Photo:fastjet

Next, you must select which currency you wish to use to pay for the ticket while remembering that payments for fastjet tickets can only be in US dollars or Zimbabwe dollars. Once you have selected your booking, you will be given a confirmation number. Please note this number as you will need it to purchase your ticket at any of the 72 Chicken Inn restaurants across Zimbabwe.

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Tell the cashier your confirmation number

When paying for your ticket at a Chicken Inn, you will need to provide the cashier with your booking confirmation number, your surname, and the currency you selected for payment. Once you have paid for the ticket, you will receive a receipt from Chicken Inn and receive an email with a new booking number. This will serve as proof that you have paid for your ticket.

When a reporter from Zimbabwe’s largest daily newspaper, The Herald, asked fastjet about the deal with Simbisa Brands, an airline spokesperson said:

“We are adding more choice to the fastjet flight booking cycle. Our objective is to provide our customers with convenient payment options to secure their fastjet flight bookings.

“Chicken Inn’s wide restaurant network makes them well-positioned to reach various customer segments across Zimbabwe. This partnership speaks on our values of flexibility and choice.”

When The Herald approached Chicken Inn for comments, they said:

“We are pleased to be working with fastjet and launching this payment channel through our Chicken Inn counters. This added service provides convenience to our valued customers.”

About fastjet Zimbabwe

fastjet Zimbabwe is a budget airline based at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) in the nation’s capital Harare. From Harare, fastjet offers domestic flights to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo. Internationally fastjet connects Zimbabwe with Johannesburg in South Africa.

According to the aviation data and statistics website, ch-aviation fastjet Zimbabwe operates a fleet of two Embraer ERJ-145s.

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fastjet is based at Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE). Image: fastjet

About Chicken Inn

The first Chicken Inn was opened on Speke Avenue in Harare in 1987. The goal of the fast-food restaurant was to focus on locally sourced ingredients and a menu that people could afford. Since its inception, the brand has gone from strength to strength due to a fried chicken menu that now includes chicken burgers, wraps, and spicy chicken wings. Chicken Inn is the largest fast-food outlet in Zimbabwe with 72 locations; Chicken Inn currently serves over 1.2 million Zimbabweans a month.

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Chicken Inn has 72 locations in Zimbabwe. Photo: Chicken Inn

What do you think about paying for your airline ticket in a fast-food restaurant? Please tell us your thoughts in the comments.



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