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Article from BTNews 24 SEPTEMBER 2012

Fastjet at WTM

Ed Winter, Chief Executive of FastJet, is one of a number of industry leaders who will be visible at this year’s World Travel Market, 5-8 November at London’s Excel.  The budget airline is expected to introduce services during that month with its first base at Dar es Salaam (Tanzania).  easyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou is playing a prominent role.

Winter will take part in an “Airline – Out of Africa session” on Tuesday 6 November where he will be joined by Ethiopian Airlines’ Chief Operating Officer, Tewolde GebreMariam, who has worked his way up through the airline over the past 27 years.

Also appearing will be Kenya Airways’ Chief Executive and Group Managing Director, Titus Naikuni, who joined the airline in 2003, following a career which included serving as a Permanent Secretary to Kenya’s Ministry of Information, Transport and Communications.

Simon Press, Reed Travel Exhibitions’ Director World Travel Market, said: “Africa is so exciting from the potential growth it offers to the industry and it is pleasing to see so many African airlines now gathering their strength and fighting for a share in this lucrative market”. www.wtmlondon.com www.fastjet.com

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