Budget airline FastJet Group has announced that it’s selling its Zimbabwean business. Fastjet Zim will be bought by a consortium led by its major shareholder Solenta Aviation for US $8 million. Some Zimbabweans as said to be part of the consortium.
Said Fastjet in a notice:
“fastjet Zimbabwe has increased its year on year revenue despite the difficult trading conditions following the introduction of a new currency which effectively devalued the existing currency by up to 15 times its previous value at official rates and has pushed inflation rates to above 200%,”
Fastjet said if the restructuring plans do not pan out by the end of February, the Africa-focussed company would not be able to continue trading as a going concern.
Fastjet Group would be given the option of returning as a shareholder by re-acquiring its stake in the Zimbabwean operation within three to five years.
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