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.