Airlines have started to announce dates of flights resumptions to various Zimbabwean cities as the country reopens for international travel from 01 October 2020.
The Southern African country in March 2020 announced travel restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of the Coronavirus. Last Tuesday cabinet announced resumption of domestic services from 10 September and international flights effective 01 October 2020.
Flights will be conducted under new health guidelines and the Zimbabwean aviation authorities have put in place new health protocols and measures.
Ethiopian Airlines have announced effective 06 October they will resume flights to Victoria Falls, one of the wonders of the world. Prior to the travel restrictions this route was performed on a 5th freedom basis from Addis Ababa to Victoria Falls and Gaborone.
“Ethiopian Airlines is pleased to announce resumption of flight service into Victoria Falls effective 06 October 2020” reads the Travel Partner letter circulated by airline’s local office.
Meanwhile Air Zimbabwe on Monday 14 September reopened its Victoria Falls Ticketing Town Office for the first time since March. The airline will resume domestic flights from 23 September with twice daily flights on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
All flights will operate in a triangle route with the morning flight schedule set as Harare- Bulawayo, Bulawayo-Victoria Falls then Victoria Falls-Harare. An afternoon service will operate in a reverse cycle Harare-Victoria Falls, Victoria Falls-Bulawayo and Bulawayo-Harare. The type of equipment is yet to be established and due to the loads the airlines is likely going to deploy a B737-200.
Harare – Dar es Salaam is will resume on a twice weekly service on Tuesdays and Saturdays, with additional frequencies expected the end of the year.
Kenya Airways will return to Zimbabwe on 1 October, Air Tanzania will reconnect Harare to Dar es Salaam from 15 October 2020 and Emirates on 01 October from Dubai.
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