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Air Zimbabwe battles to resume flights to Europe

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Air Zimbabwe, the only airline company in the country, has been attempting to overcome its internal issues and restore the regular flight schedule disrupted years ago.

The national carrier, which currently has only one operating plane of the six in its fleet, aims to pass an International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit and start using flying routes — in particular, to London — by the end of the next year.

“We are looking at initiating operations into Europe in the last quarter of 2020,” Air Zimbabwe acting CEO Joseph Makonise announced.

According to the official, the company is optimistic it would receive the licence as the recovery process went well so far. With all of the necessary papers, the airline will be able to benefit national development through facilitating travel and trade.

In relation to the organisation’s US$392 million debt, Makonise stated they were searching for a strategic partner, however, the initiative has not borne fruit yet.

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