News:Air Zimbabwe Seeks To Re-introduce Flights To China And London

<vote /> Government has once again said it plans to re-introduce flights to London and Beijing after suspending them several years ago due to financial and operational challenges besetting the national carrier.

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development Munesu Munodawafa was quoted by the state-run Herald newspaper Tuesday as saying that the government was currently scouting for a strategic partner for the airline with capacity especially to resume long haul flights.

He also highlighted that Government had given Air Zimbabwe the approval to find a suitable strategic partner to revive its operations,

What we are talking about basically is having a modernised fleet. I am pleased to say the approval was given this year by the Cabinet to find a suitable partner for Air Zim. The focus is for the operator that will be able to resume the long haul drive. There are some source markets that we want to touch on, such as London and China. I think there is a lot of work that needs to be done there.

At its peak, Air Zimbabwe used to fly to over 25 regional and international destinations but is currently only flying regional routes in southern Africa due to lack of funds to modernize its fleet and pay off creditors.

Read More: NewZimbabwe, The Herald

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