Air Zimbabwe resumes domestic and regional flights

By ZBC Reporter

AIR Zimbabwe has announced the resumption of domestic and regional flights from September 23, following the government’s decision to reopen the country’s skies.

The state-owned entity says the domestic flight schedule which resumes on September 23 will feature the Harare-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls-Harare morning flight and Harare-Victoria Falls-Bulawayo-Harare evening flight every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Regional flights resume on October 3 and, according to the airline, the regional Harare-Dar-es-Salam schedule will initially operate every Tuesday and Saturday with an additional frequency expected towards the end of the year.

Resumption of Johannesburg flights will depend on the opening of the South African airspace and airports.

Air Zimbabwe Spokesperson, Firstme Vitori confirmed the resumption of flights highlighting that the airline will continue to review its business focus in line with market trends.

“Sales offices are now open for bookings and ticketing. Clients are now encouraged to follow COVID-19 prevention protocols whenever they visit our offices,” said Vitori.

The airline says operations should be guided by the World Health Organisation (WHO), International Air Transport Association (IATA) and Ministry of Health and Child Care Covid-19 precautionary measures.

Meanwhile, Ethiopian Airlines has also announced the resumption of flight services into Victoria Falls with effect from the 6th of next month.

Fastjet Zimbabwe also confirmed resumption domestic operations with effect from the 21st of this month.

The airline will operate the Harare-Bulawayo service three times per week and Harare-Victoria Falls service twice a week.