Civil Aviation Authority Of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has said flight numbers in and out of Zimbabwe are increasing after 5 Airlines resumed flights to and from Zimbabwe since the turn of the new month, the Daily News reports.
This was revealed during a tour of the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport which was conducted by Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa when CAAZ Authorities said they have experienced a 30% load on the airlines that are coming to Zimbabwe.
CAAZ Director of AIrport Tafadzwa Guzha said:
From the first of October, what we experienced initially was a 30 percent load factor on the airlines that have come 2back to operate.
So far, we have Emirates Airlines, Ethiopian Airways has continued on daily flights, we have Kenyan Airways operating three times a week, Rwanda Air which is operating four times a week, South African Airlink and Fast Jet.So… the numbers have been encouraging, especially when you look at the Harare and Johannesburg route. Fast Jet has been having almost full loads on a daily basis with their twice a day flights.
Guzha also took the time to explain the COVID-19 containment measures employed by CAAZ to try and curb the spread of the novel coronavirus and said:
Starting from the departure side we have a disinfecting booth at the entrance of the terminal building and also where we are restricting entrance to bona fide travellers and staff.
We also have the disinfection of luggage that takes place as people are coming in and then at the check-in point, we have physical distancing signage on the floor to promote social distancing. We have also installed shields at the checkpoint counters to protect the staff from the spread of Covid-19.
On the arrivals side, we have port health right in the bridges waiting to collect passenger information and also to check the Covid-19-free certificates that the passengers will be presenting.
We also have disinfection booths before people enter into the immigration hall. The other interesting area is that there are also three Covid-19 testing facilities within the baggage area of the arrivals’ hall.
We have replicated that in our three main airports that are the RGM International Airport, Joshua Nkomo International Airport and Victoria Falls International Airport. We also have a Covid-19 support area where if there is a suspected case they are taken to that area.
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