In a statement, national airline, Air Zimbabwe said it has suspended flights up to mid-month due to maintenance works being carried out on its only functioning plane.
The airline, which has largely been operating only two serviceable aircraft, was left with one following the grounding of the popular Mbuya Nehanda last month. The remaining aircraft, the 767-200ER, also known as Chimanimani is undergoing servicing. Air Zimbabwe said it had made other travel arrangements for customers who had booked flights in advance but is not taking any bookings up to January 15. Part of the statement reads:
Air Zimbabwe wishes to advise its valued customers of a schedule disruption due to minor component upgrade on the B767-200 ER from 11 to 15 January 2019. We wish to assure all valued customers who are holding confirmed and ticketed bookings within the mentioned dates that alternative arrangements have been made in order to ensure minimum disruptions to their travel plans.
The airline said affected passengers will be contacted via email, telephone or SMS with information on alternative arrangements for their travel. In an interview yesterday, Air Zimbabwe corporate affairs manager, Mr Tafadzwa Mazonde said they had made alternative arrangements with other airlines.