Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) on Thursday issued a statement over its decision to suspend Air Zimbabwe from using its airports over unpaid debts with effect from Tuesday, October 22, 2019.
ACSA, however, could not disclose the amount owed by the airliner to maintain client confidentiality. The statement reads:
As a cash client, Air Zimbabwe is required to settle on each Monday the amounts owing for landing fees, parking fees and the passenger service charge for its weekly flights, as well as an amount towards settling arrears on its account.
Air Zimbabwe has not adhered to the cash basis terms for using airports owned by ACSA.
ACSA regrets that this decision became necessary. The suspension of an airline takes place only after considerable engagement with an airline’s management.
ACSA regrets the inconvenience to Air Zimbabwe passengers. However, as a well-run and profitable state-owned company, we are obliged to ensure that airlines and other business partners settle any outstanding accounts.