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Zimbabwe: RwandAir granted air traffic rights to fly Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route

The Zimbabwe government has granted traffic rights to RwandAir to operate the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route. The flights, which were issued on a fifth freedom basis, would start on May 16, this year. A well-placed source in the industry had this to say: “Rwanda Air has been given the traffic rights to service the Kigali-Harare-Cape Town route on a fifth freedom basis. The flights will resume on May 16, 2018.” Zimbabwe’s …

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Zimbabwe: CAAZ making moves to address regional competition

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe has established a route development committee to shrug off regional competition by enticing international airlines into the country to bolster air connectivity. CAAZ General Manager David Chawota said this move was done against a background that some international carriers, such as Qatar Airlines and Turkish Airways were getting ready to introduce flights before the end of the year. “The assumption was that Qatar Airways, …

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Zimbabwe’s aviation regulator to tighten security

The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has vowed to consistently adjust the national aviation security protocol to better combat emerging threats and meet the nation’s aviation security goals. With various threats— hijacking of flights, cyber terrorism and chemical attacks—menacing the aviation industry, the CAAZ announced that it has given more significance to establishing an efficient aviation security regulatory framework and the application of recommended global standards. CAAZ Chief Aviation …

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Zimbabwe introduces Open Skies to bolster tourism efforts

Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Patrick Chinamasa, has vowed to boost the country’s tourism growth and reach a goal of five million arrivals and $5 billion in earnings by 2020. To achieve the said goal, Zimbabwe has opened up its skies to any carrier that wants to fly for as many times possible. The announcement was made during Chinamasa’s opening speech at the 2017 Sanganai/Hangalani in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. …

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Flights of South Africa and Zimbabwe disrupted over CAA row

Passenger flights between South Africa and Zimbabwe were obstructed last weekend after the respective civil aviation authorities of the two countries sanctioned carriers that were registered in the other’s jurisdiction. The trouble began when the South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) grounded Air Zimbabwe at Johannesburg O.R. Tambo right before its departure for Harare Int’l after a ramp inspection revealed that the plane did not comply with its regulations and …

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Benin, Mozambique carriers taken off Air Safety List, can now fly to EU nations

Carriers from Benin and Mozambique have been removed from the European Union Air Safety List while the European Commission added one each from Nigeria and Zimbabwe during the latest update. The Air Safety List now includes 181 airlines in countries outside the EU that are either barred or kept from flying to member nations because of safety or regulation issues. “I am glad that we are able to take all …

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Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority courting Lufthansa to resume flights

The opening of the new Victoria Falls International Airport and the subsequent success of bringing in larger aircrafts to their dock, the Zimbabwe Civil Aviation Authority (ZCAA) is setting its sights on inviting German carrier Lufthansa to operate flights once again from their hub. The subject was broached at the annual general meeting of the Airports Council International held at the Zambian capital of Lusaka. The ZCAA has discussed Lufthansa’s …

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Zimbabwe government asked to revise airport fees

Members of Parliament have lobbied for the government to take a long and hard look at the airport fees that is being charged by the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) if the country were to improve the state of its aviation industry. Bulawayo South Parliament Member Eddie Cross said a recalibration of the fees is essential to Zimbabwe’s competitiveness in the international aviation market. “We have got to be …

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