Robert Mugabe, the leader of Zimbabwe is not in a hurry to go anywhere nor it seems, is his country’s national carrier. After suspensions of services several times. multiple strikes and groundings and suspension from IATA, the carrier’s ceasing of flight’s seemed to spell the end in February.
Not so! In March 2012, the government of Zimbabwe disbanded Air Zimbabwe Holdings, absorbed a one hundred and fifty million US dollar debt and established Air Zimbabwe Private Limited. They then flew from Harare to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls (all in Zimbabwe) from May 2nd to July 2nd, 2012.
Now the airline is on its way back into the air! Having “acquired” two Airbuses, the airline will be flying four times a week between Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from November 4th. Its Harare- Johannesburg flights start on November 12th using a Boeing 767 four times weekly. In December, Air Zimbabwe will replace the 767 with a Airbus A320 and go daily.
How long for this time?