Troubled Air Zimbabwe To Resume Flights

Air Zimbabwe suspended all domestic flights after one of its two operational aircrafts developed technical problems leaving scores of passengers stranded in various cities.

The airline’s management grounded the Boeing 737-200 servicing the Harare-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls route after it developed an engine problem.

However, Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive officer Innocent Mavhunga announced the resumption of limited services for four days a week.

“Air Zimbabwe is pleased to announce the resumption of domestic flights with effect from Monday, February 20, 2012. The airline will restore services to normal levels gradually and the travelling public and industry will continuously be informed,” Mavhunga said in a statement seen by Radio VOP.
Air Zimbabwe will fly from Harare to Bulawayo and Victoria Falls on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

The grounding of Air Zimbabwe’s planes is just but one of the woes affecting the national carrier. Once one of the best airlines in Africa, Air Zimbabwe has been run down due to successive years of mismanagement and inadequate funding.