African low-cost carrier (LCC) Fastjet has fought off an attempt from its unhappy largest shareholder, Stelios Haji-Ioannou, to dismiss chairman Colin Child, but warned it continues to face a “challenging” trading environment. In a statement at the airline’s annual meeting, Child said passenger numbers remain lower than expected, although yield per passenger has improved in recent months. He said passenger numbers of 390,000 are forecast for the half-year ending June 30, ...

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