Fastjet has announced the cancellation of flights to and from Harare following the civil unrest in the capital today.
Said the airline in a series of tweets this afternoon:
Fastjet Zimbabwe advises that flights for the remainder of the day to and from Harare, Zimbabwe, will be cancelled due to the current unrest affecting travel on the streets of Harare, and in particular to and from Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
Affected customers will be allowed to change their bookings to a later date as long as travel is completed before 22 January 2019. Change fees will be waivered. Airfare differences may apply if the same fare is not available.
The airline is making all efforts to contact affected customers. We will endeavour to minimise disruptions whilst still ensuring that the safety and security of our customers and staff remains a top priority. Further updates will be issued.
Fastjet Zimbabwe has both domestic and regional flights to and from Harare several times and day.
So far, the notice of cancellation of flights covers today (14 January 2019) so it is unclear if this will be extended since the ZCTU stay away is scheduled to last until 16 January. The cancellation comes after government-owned airline, Air Zimbabwe suspended its flights a few days ago citing maintenance on its single plane.
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