In an interview with The Herald, Transport and Infrastructural Development Minister Joram Gumbo said Government is working to realign operations and organisational structures of Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways for both to operate under one board.
He said Government will work on a framework to overtake the debt of Air Zimbabwe. Said Gumbo:
We have now come up with an arrangement after clearing the issue of sanctions, which has kept us on our toes. We are going to have one board that is going to run the affairs of Air Zimbabwe and Zimbabwe Airways. Zimbabwe Airways is going to operate international routes while Air Zimbabwe will be operating locally and regionally. There shall be a transfer of the aircraft assets from the Zimbabwe Leasing Aviation Company (ZALC) to the new structure identified so that the aircraft purchased under ZALC are brought into operation, these include the four B777 purchased from Malaysia and the Embraer aircraft purchased from USA and wind up ZALC. We will develop a framework to takeover the debt of Air Zimbabwe and recommend a lean and efficient structure within, which the national airline should operate.
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