Video: Air Zim rebrands to Zimbabwe Airways, leases 4 planes from Malaysia

Troubled national airline Air Zimbabwe has rebranded itself and acquired 4 Boeing 777-200 planes from Malaysia Airlines on a long term lease. The deal was reportedly signed by Air Zimbabwe’s chief operating officer, and President Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law Simba Chikore. This comes after Air Zimbabwe has been in the press for many negative reasons, including being banned from flying to the European Union due to safety concerns. The United States of America has also barred its employees and warned its citizens from using Air Zimbabwe.

Here is a video of one of the new plane:

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Air Zimbabwe is the national airline of Zimbabwe. The airline has faced financial difficulties over the last decades owing to alleged mismanagement. In June 2017, the airline was rebranded to Zimbabwe Airways in an attempt to boost the national carrier’s fleet and increase its routes.... Read More About Air Zimbabwe

Simba Chikore is a Zimbabwean who is married to Robert Mugabe's daughter Bona. In September 2016, he was appointed the Chief Operations Officer of Air Zimbabwe, a move that was criticised by some Zimbabweans who claimed he had landed the post because of his relationship... Read More About Simba Chikore

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