Govt Appeals For German Airline, Lufthansa To Resume Flights

Minister of Finance and Economic Development Patrick Chinamasa is reported to be spearheading the government’s efforts to woo German Airline, Lufthansa back to the country. Lufthansa pulled out of Zimbabwe in 2008 at the height of hyperinflation. Sources who spoke to Business Times said,

During the meeting with high-level Germany officials, Minister Chinamasa discussed the need to consider recalling the excellent air services that used to link the two countries when Lufthansa Airlines used to fly from Frankfurt to Harare. He urged Germany to consider re-opening the routes. The direct flights would encourage increased tourist arrivals and transportation of goods and products between the two countries. The flight used to transport high volumes of horticultural products to the German market which was Zimbabwe’s biggest European trading partner.

More: Business Times

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2 comments on “Govt Appeals For German Airline, Lufthansa To Resume Flights

  1. Why ask German to do it for us and not just fly our recently acquired Boeing 777s on the route. Africa kuomera kufunga nxaaa

    1. I am no expert but I suppose the reason for asking KLM is because they already have landing rights in Zim while its very possible that Airways/ Air zimbabwe does not have those rights in Germany. Also if the traffic between the two is thin it will be KLM which will bear the loss for now.

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