ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES OFFERS SAA A LIFE LINE

African aviation powerhouse Ethiopian Airlines has offered the ailing South African Airways a way out. South African Airways has been under business rescue and the airline according to the Department of Public Enterprises is looking evaluating offers by a number of equity partners. “The DPE will continue to assess the 20 unsolicited express of interests from private sector funders, private equity investors and partners for a future restructured SAA,” reads the statement. Ethiopian Airlines Chief

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES RETURNS TO VICTORIA FALLS

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has resumed flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe effective 06 October 2020. The largely popular tourist destination received an Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 737-800 to a traditional water cannon salute. Victoria Falls is a high traffic tourist destination with endless tourist attraction in the region. The new Victoria Falls International Airport is biggest access point to the region for many foreign tourists arriving in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. Prior to the lockdown, in addition

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FASTJET TO CONNECT BULAWAYO TO JOHANNESBURG IN MID-OCTOBER

Zimbabwean value-based-airline fastjet has announced the resumption of flights between, Bulawayo and Johannesburg. Starting 14 October 2020 Fastjet will connect Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo to Johannesburg thrice weekly on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. Flights will be departing from Johannesburg OR Tambo International at 16:15 arriving at Bulawayo JM Nkomo International at 17:35. The return flight will depart Bulawayo at 18:10 arriving at OR Tambo International Airport at 1930. An airline spokesperson stated, “We are

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AIR ZIMBABWE TAKES DELIVERY OF SECOND BOEING B777-200ER

Air Zimbabwe (UM), Zimbabwe’s national carrier has taken delivery of the second Boeing 777-200ER aircraft registered Z-NBE (msn 28422).  The B777-200 is part of two long haul aircraft bought by the Zimbabwean government as part of the resuscitation of national carrier. Taking delivery of the aircraft over the weekend, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Transport Joe Biggie Matiza said this was part of the rebuilding plan of Air Zimbabwe by equipping the airline with more aircraft. “This

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ZIMBABWE OPENS AIRPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL

Zimbabwe has reopened its airports for international travel. This comes after the landlocked Southern African country had shut its borders to curtail the spreading of the Coronavirus. The Zimbabwean government in September announced plans to reopen airports in a phased approach starting with domestic then international travel. The country’s aviation authority Director General Bertha Muzangaza said the authority has been working hard to ensure the safe resumption of international flights. CAAZ Acting Director General Bertha

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