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From Luxury to Budget: Richard Branson's adventurous journey to Zimbabwe

The renowned billionaire does fly a normal aircraft like a normal person too.

Guess who was on a #fastjet flight to #Harare?
Image: Twitter / @fastjet

In a surprising turn of events, renowned billionaire and founder of Virgin Group, Sir Richard Branson, recently made headlines with his unconventional travel choice. 

Instead of his usual private jets or luxury airline, Branson decided to embark on an adventure by flying to Zimbabwe on a budget airline called Fastjet

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This unexpected choice left many intrigued and sparked a wave of curiosity among travel enthusiasts and Branson fans worldwide.

According to the Fastjet twitter page, Branson took a flight to Harare, with the airline sharing snaps of him disembarking and greeting officials on the ground.

Here are some of the snaps that Fastjet made sure not to miss out on:

Known for his bold and adventurous spirit, Branson has never shied away from pushing boundaries and exploring new territories.

Renowned for his countless business ventures and innovative ideas, the billionaire has made a name for himself as an entrepreneur, adventurer, and philanthropist. 

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However, his latest decision to opt for a budget airline experience has taken his fans by surprise.

The journey itself was an opportunity for Branson to connect with people from all walks of life. 

From chatting with fellow passengers about their travel stories to sharing laughs and capturing memorable moments, Branson demonstrated his ability to find common ground with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

Fastjet took to the skies in 2012 as 'the world's first pan-African low-cost carrier'. 

It was formed by Stelios Haji-Ioannou, the founder of Britain's easyJet, and Rubicon Diversified Investments, after a deal to buy Africa-focused conglomerate Lonrho's aviation business.

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