Monday, 30 July 2012

Ethiopian Airlines Cancels 787 on Harare & Lusaka route

Ethiopian Airlines has cancelled its planned Boeing 787 ADD-HRE ADD-LUN operation that was due to begin October 28, 2012. These routes were supposed to be split and operated by a mix of Boeing 737-800 and Boeing 787.
Currently ET is operating 777-200LR on the ADD-HRE-LUN-ADD route but will soon revert back to the 767-300ER.

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Emirates SkyCargo adds Harare

Emirates SkyCargo, the freighter division of Emirates Airlines has launched a separate dedicated cargo service to Harare. The freighter was launched on July 13th and operates every Friday (Day 5) as EK 4869 on board 777F. The flight departs DXB at 11.05 arriving in HRE at 15.55 with the return leg operating via JNB.
Tonnage between Harare and Lusaka had increased to 100 000 tonnes of cargo during the first five months of operation, mostly being agriculture produce including fruits, fresh flowers and vegetables.
Visit Emirates SkyCargo website for more information.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

KLM Resuming Flights to Harare

 KLM starting October 29 2012 is resuming flights to Zimbabwe with service to Harare operating 3 times a week. KLM last operated its own aircraft into Harare in late October 1999, with twice weekly AMS-JNB-HRE service. The airline will operate this route in conjunction with Lusaka, as AMS-HRE-LUN-AMS, with Airbus A330-200 aircraft. Flight KL523 will be operated on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays, departing from Schiphol at 10.20 hrs and arriving in Harare on the same day at 21.25 hrs. The return leg of the circle trip has the same number, KL523, leaving Harare at 22.30 hrs the same day, with an intermediate landing in Lusaka. The flight arrives in Amsterdam the following morning at 10.20 hrs. KLM will also offer eleven weekly services to Harare via Nairobi in cooperation with Kenya Airways, which is undergoing rapid development in terms of fleet expansion and new destinations. The link to the official press release is posted below: