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Air Zimbabwe Resumes Domestic Flights

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Air Zimbabwe resumed domestic flights as promised Sunday with one of its planes reportedly taking off with less than 20 people, an indication that a lot still needs to be done for the airline to be fully operational.
 
The airline’s acting chief executive Innocent Mavhunga said they are now preparing for servicing regional routes.
 
Mavhunga, who could not disclose Air Zimbabwe’s source of funding, said the airline’s flights are set to coincide with the festive season.
 
The national airline suspended all flights last December after creditors threatened to seize its planes over outstanding debts amounting to over $100 million.
 
Air Zimbabwe, which acquired two Airbus planes recently, would service the Harare-Bulawayo-Victoria Falls three times a week. The airline attempted to resume flights two months ago but their operations ground to a halt due to financial problems.

One of its planes was impounded in London last December by American General Supplies over a $1.5 million debt.
 
Independent economist Bekithemba Mhlanga said parliament should force the airline to disclose its sources of funds.
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