Air Zimbabwe to resume regional flights from June 16

Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200ER taxiing at Gatwick. (Photo by: Images Group via Getty Images)

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.

FILE PHOTO: An Air Zimbabwe Boeing 767-200ER plane. (Photo by: Images Group via Getty Images)

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

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.