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Air Zimbabwe re-opens Johannesburg route

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Air Zimbabwe has announced the resumption of its operations to Johannesburg in South Africa becoming the second regional destination the airline serves with the Dar Es Salaam flights already in service.

Air Zimbabwe will commence the Joburg flights with 4x weekly flights from June 16 operated on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays utilizing and will be serviced by an Embraer ERJ145 jetliner, with plans to increase the frequency to 2x a day.

The airline is also eyeing intercontinental operations to the cities of Beijing and London, as there is increasing confidence that air travel is back and airlines are right now eyeing a steady climb of air traffic to return to pre-pandemic levels in the coming year.

Air Zimbabwe spokesperson Firstme Vitori said, “We are excited with the resumption of flights into Johannesburg with one frequency, initially four times weekly every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday using the Embraer ERJ145,” should

“After resumption on the 16th of June 2021, our focus will be to increase the frequencies to twice daily flights as well as reintroduce the connection between Johannesburg and Bulawayo.

“Deriving from our strategic turnaround plan, our focus is the deployment of right-sized aircraft on appropriate routes and the introduction of the ERJ145 is a perfect fit for the success of this strategy.”

After a year long wait due to the pandemic pressure, the airline resumed its domestic operations on June 2 serving thedomestic cities of Harare-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls four times weekly on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridaysoperating in a triangular fashion, with the resumption of both the regional and domestic flights expected to bring convenience to the business community and boost the tourism sector.

“The travelling public should expect improved connectivity for the convenience of trade and tourism as well as schedule integrity anchored by competitive fares,” added Vitori.

By Victor Shalton Odhiambo

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