As the global airline industry recuperates from the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic having incurred huge losses during the global lockdown last year, Qatar Airways is set to resume flights into Zimbabwe, in a major boost for the country’s quest to become a competitive tourism and investment destination.
This week global airliner Qatar Airways announced plans to resume servicing the Harare route in a stamp of approval for the country as a safe destination.
Airports Company of Zimbabwe Acting Chairman George Manyaya said: “As the Airports Company of Zimbabwe, we are glad to announce that Qatar Airways will soon grace our airspace. This is happening on the back of the Covid-19, but it shows that the efforts by Government to contain the pandemic are being recognised.”
This comes a month after German airliner Lufthansa announced plans to become the first European intercontinental airliner to fly into Victoria Falls, further affirming the country’s growing influence in the global economy.