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Air Zimbabwe to resume regional flights from June 16

Zimbabwe’s national carrier Air Zimbabwe is set to resume regional flights next week following the resumption of domestic flights earlier this month.

According to a report by the state-owned Herald newspaper, the airline will begin by flying the Harare-Johannesburg route four times a week from June 16.

Air Zimbabwe had previously suspended all flights for most of 2020 due to operational challenges and restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The airline’s spokesperson Firstme Vitori said an Embraer (ERJ145) jet, whose capacity was best suited for the route, was being deployed as the carrier begins deploying a feeder into the regional network.

The government said the resumption of domestic and international flights would promote domestic and international tourism as well as facilitate trade.

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