Airzim, Mack Air to roll out services

Airzim, Mack Air to roll out services 1

By Africa Moyo Air Zimbabwe now has an operational agreement with Mack Air of Botswana, and is now sensitising the market ahead of service roll out. Air Zimbabwe Mack Air is a Botswana head-quartered privately-owned aviation firm, which entered into a deal with Airzim in July this year, targeting domestic and regional routes. In an interview, Airzim’s corporate affairs manager Mr Tafadzwa Mazonde told The Herald: “We now have an operational agreement with Mack Air and since we just don’t want to plunge into a market, there are ongoing processes…

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Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft

Malaysia clears Air Zim aircraft 2

By Martin Kadzere A Malaysian firm has cleared the release of two aircraft acquired by Air Zimbabwe, with delivery of the first one expected soon, a senior Government official has revealed. Air Zimbabwe plane Transport and Infrastructure Development Minister Joel Biggie Matiza told The Herald Finance & Business that a team led by his Permanent Secretary Engineer Amos Marawa, was already in the south Asian country to finalise the multi-million dollar deal. The two Boeing 777-200 ER are part of the four the national airline intends to buy. Related Articles…

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Air Zimbabwe plane back in the skies

Air Zimbabwe plane back in the skies 3

By Africa Moyo Air Zimbabwe’s Boeing 767, which developed a technical fault on Friday in Bulawayo is back in the skies after engineers fixed the problem. Air Zimbabwe It resumed flights on Sunday evening when it serviced the Harare-Dar es Salaam route and yesterday plied the Harare-Victoria Falls route before flying to Johannesburg. It was expected back in Harare yesterday evening. Related Articles However, Bulawayo is expected to continue without services due to “ground power challenges”, as the aircraft engine cannot be ignited in the absence of an Air Start…

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Travelling chaos for Air Zimbabwe passengers as only plane grounded in Bulawayo

Travelling chaos for Air Zimbabwe passengers as only plane grounded in Bulawayo 4

BULAWAYO – Air Zimbabwe passengers suffered travelling chaos starting on Friday last week after the airline’s only serviceable plane was grounded by a technical fault at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport in Bulawayo. The Boeing 767-200ER was still not flying on Sunday. In a statement, Air Zimbabwe said its engineers were “working flat out to bring the aircraft back to serviceability” and normal operations were expected to resume soon, without provide a date. The state-owned carrier said it was putting passengers on other airlines. The B767 flies all Air Zimbabwe’s…

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IATA meets Mnangagwa over airline debt

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The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it has met Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss, among other issues, the release of US$196 million in revenue owed to airlines by the cash-strapped southern African country. The IATA says it has met Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa to discuss the release of US$196 million in revenue owed to airlines. Picture: Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters Zimbabwe’s economy has been in crisis for the greater part of two decades, partly manifested in acute foreign currency shortages as the export sector struggles. The government recently banned the…

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Corruption: ZACC boss vows to tighten screws on parastatals

Corruption: ZACC boss vows to tighten screws on parastatals 7

By Fani Mapfumo The new Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission chairperson Loice Matanda Moyo has declared war on corruption in the state enterprises saying all who will be found gulty will be prosecuted. Speaking to the media on Thursday Matanda Moyo her commission will investigate all the cases raised in Auditor general Mildred Chiri’s reports. “On the basis of the report of the Auditor-General of Zimbabwe, ZACC has opened active investigations in respect of all ministries, government departments, State Enterprises and Parastatals implicated in the report with a view to bringing to…

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Air Zimbabwe is not missing any planes, says airline’s spokesman

Air Zimbabwe is not missing any planes, says airline’s spokesman 8

HARARE – Air Zimbabwe says it is not missing any planes, following weekend newspaper reports citing comments by the Auditor General. The Daily News on Sunday reported that three MA60 planes purchased from China had “vanished into thin air”. The specific comments relating to the planes by Mildred Chiri, the Auditor General, were that: “The company was using and deriving economic benefits from three MA60 aircraft which were not accounted for in the company’s financial statements.” Air Zimbabwe corporate services manager and spokesman Tafadzwa Mazonde told ZimLive on Monday that…

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Prof Ncube slams debt takeover practice

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By Golden Sibanda Government may not take over the debts of State-owned entities such as Air Zimbabwe and Zisco, touted as critical to making them more attractive to investors, after Finance and Economic Development Minister Professor Mthuli Ncube indicated that automatic debt takeover was not good financial practice. Mthuli Ncube Professor Ncube said while it had taken longer than anticipated for entities such as national carrier Air Zimbabwe and ex-steel making giant, Zisco, whose suffocating debts the Government has considered assuming, to find suitors or technical partners to facilitate their…

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Zifa charter flight to Cairo

Zifa charter flight to Cairo 11

On Jun 21, 2019 22,144 0 By Grace Chingoma ZIFA have chartered an Air Zimbabwe plane for its Nations Cup delegation which was expected to fly out last night to Cairo, Egypt. Joseph Mamutse The association’s chief executive, Joseph Mamutse, spent the greater part of yesterday running around so that the delegation could get to travel to Egypt ahead of tonight’s clash between Zimbabwe and the hosts Egypt. The delegation of close to 100 people will be catered for by ZIFA in Egypt.The travelling party was initially scheduled to fly…

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Air Zimbabwe administrator plans to restrict foreign airlines to Harare

Air Zimbabwe administrator plans to restrict foreign airlines to Harare 12

HARARE – The administrator in charge of Air Zimbabwe has tabled a controversial plan to force all international airlines to land in Harare, with Air Zimbabwe completing the final leg of all passenger air travel within Zimbabwe. The controversial plan would see landing rights granted to international carriers like South African Airways, British ComAir and Kenyan Airways being withdrawn. The major concern is the foreign airlines’ use of Victoria Falls and Bulawayo, which has cannibalised traffic from the capital, thereby impacting the state-owned carrier. Tonderayi Mukubvu, of Grant Thornton, Air…

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