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Formed and started operations in 2014. Domestic, regional & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo jet airplane services.
Harare International Airport (HRE)
THE REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1965, COVERS AN AREA OF 390,759 SQ KM, ITS POPULATION IS 13 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS HARARE, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
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South Africa has been billed as 'a world in one country,' and any visitor who has experienced its delights, from the jumble of the gold mining city of Johannesburg in the north, to the sophistication of Cape Town in the south, to the sunny laid back beaches of Durban.
October 2014: Zimbabwe flyafrica.com ((IATA) Code: Z7, based at Harare International) (FZW) has announced the launch of Namibian operations in February next year. Namibia flyafrica (FZW) is the second airline launched by the flyafrica.com group and is a joint venture (JV) between Nomad Aviation t/a Bay Air Aviation (Windhoek Eros), a Namibia-based airline, and Flyafrica Ltd, a Mauritius-based private equity aviation investment group.
"Flyafrica.com will operate daily flights from Windhoek International, Namibia to Johannesburg O R Tambo airport from Monday February 2, 2015. Namibia flyafrica will operate scheduled regional flights from Namibia to South Africa, Zambia, Botswana, and Zimbabwe," the low cost carrier (LCC) said.
Service is on-board the carrier's fleet of 5 737-500s.
At present, the (LCC)'s Zimbabwean operation offers scheduled flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg, with flights from Harare to Johannesburg due next month. Sources in Harare said that the carrier's maiden domestic flights connecting Harare with Victoria Falls and Bulawayo are scheduled to commence in December.
Zimbabwe flyafrica.com (FZW) currently operates 5 airplanes and serves 2 countries, 2 destinations and 1 route.
(IATA) Code: Z7. (ICAO) Code: FZW.
November 2014: Namibia flyafrica (based at Windhoek Hosea Kutako International Airport) parent flyafrica.com (FZW) will shortly issue a Request For Proposals (RFP) for 20 737 airplanes unconfirmed reports from the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, have said. The 737s are to be used in the operation's rapidly expanding network which, by June next year, should encompass Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Malawi, and Zambia.
As previously reported, the southern African budget airline, having rolled out operations with Zimbabwe flyafrica ((IATA) Code: Z7, based at Harare International) (FZW) earlier this year, is set to commission Namibia flyafrica in February next year.
The Namibian operation will wet-lease one of Zimbabwe flyafrica (FZW)'s 2 737-500s ahead of the delivery of its own early next year for use on flights to Johannesburg O R Tambo, Cape Town, and Lusaka. The group's other 3 of 5 ex-(CSA) Czech Airlines 737-500s are currently in storage in Prague.
December 2014: Zimbabwe flyafrica.com (FZW), the 1st low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of the flyafrica.com group, introduced a new domestic service from its Harare (HRE) base to Victoria Falls (VFA) on December 1st. The 557 km sector from the capital and most populous city of Zimbabwe will be served 3x-weekly, utilizing the airline’s 114-seat 737-500. Direct competition on this airport pair is provided by Air Zimbabwe (ZMB)’s 5x-weekly flights. The (LCC) is also flying daily from Harare to Johannesburg.
March 2015: Zimbabwe flyafrica.com (FZW), the 1st low cost carrier (LCC) subsidiary of the flyafrica.com group, introduced a new route to South Africa, with the addition of flights between Bulawayo (BUQ) and Johannesburg (JNB) on March 2nd. The 679 km link from the 2nd largest city in Zimbabwe, will be served daily, utilizing (FZW)’s 113Y-seat 737-500s. Competition on the sector is provided by South African Airways (SAA)’s daily flights and Air Zimbabwe (ZMB)’s 3x-weekly services.
December 2015: The Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has reinstated Zimbabwe flyafrica's Air Operators Certificate (AOC) following a near 2-month long suspension, sources in the Zimbabwean aviation community have said.
Its paperwork now in order, the low cost carrier (LCC) is planning to resume commercial operations on Tuesday, December 29, though this is subject to official confirmation.
Zimbabwe flyafrica's (FZW) (AOC) was suspended in late October following a falling out between the airline's local shareholder and then Accountable Manager, Chakanyuka Karase, and its foreign Mauritius-based partner Flyafrica Ltd. The 2 subsequently went to court resulting in (FZW) securing a court injunction against Karase's continued involvement in the airline. Given his exit, it is uncertain as to who (FZW)'s new local Zimbabwean partner is.
Prior to its suspension of operations, Zimbabwe flyafrica (FZW) had operated 2 737-500s on scheduled passenger flights to Victoria Falls and Bulawayo locally as well as Johannesburg O R Tambo, Lusaka, and Lubumbashi regionally.
It is uncertain if sister carrier Namibia flyafrica ((IATA) Code: N6, based at Windhoek International) will resume operations given the recent falling out between local partner Bay Air Aviation (Windhoek Eros) and Flyafrica Ltd.