Friday, 28 June 2013

Air Zimbabwe's planned London Gatwick Schedule

Air Zimbabwe is planning to resume its Harare-London(Gatwick) route starting November 15, 2013. The airline plans to operate a twice weekly 767-200 service. The airline previously planned to resume the service on July 01, 2013.

Planned schedule as follow:

  • UM722 HRE0900 – 1830LGW 767 37
  • UM725 LGW1930 – 0630+1HRE 767 14

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Emirates Operational Changes to Harare/Lusaka

As of the 1st of September 2013, Emirates will be changing operational aircraft on the Dubai-Lusaka-Harare route, as per 27JUN13 GDS timetable/inventory display. The airline will operate Airbus A340-300 aircraft to Lusaka and Harare instead of 777-300ER. Schedule as follow.

Dubai – Lusaka – Harare EK713 DXB0925 – 1435LUN1605 – 1710HRE 343 D
EK714 HRE1840 – 1950LUN2125 – 0640+1DXB 343 D

Source: Airline Route

Air Zimbabwe A320, ERJ145 (PICS)

Special thanks to Solenta Aviation for providing pictures

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

First Pic of Air Zimbabwe's ERJ145

Thanks to the African Aviation Tribune, these are the first pictures of Air Zimbabwe's Embraer ERJ145 (MSN 145607 / ZS-BBH) which currently operates on domestic routes (Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls). The Embraer jet is currently on wet-lease through Solenta Aviation in South Africa.
Air Zimbabwe is currently offering special fares on its domestic and regional routes in-order to gain lost market share.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Precision Air still planning Harare Route

According to a recent statement, Precision Air has announced it is in the process of reviewing its operational 5-year plan as part of its expansion and business review. The announcement comes three (3) months after Precision Air announced the appointment of the first female MD and CEO in Africa, Ms. Sauda Rajab.

Ms. Sauda revealed the Airline was undergoing the said review setting course for operational and fleet expansion measures and re-assessment of the airline's current position which will have deep impact on Precision Air's business landscape and finances.

“The next 5 years will be exciting ones for the Airline and the plan will involve massive growth in Precision Air’s operations and will therefore require major injection of funds. Various investment options are being reviewed and once the plan has been finalized and approved by the Board it will be shared with various stakeholders and the public at large” said Ms. Sauda. The report also mentions the much awaited route to Harare will soon be launched with expected continual fleet review and increase.

Air Zimbabwe Special Fares

Air Zimbabwe is currently offering special fares on several routes. The Harare-Bulawayo flight has gone down from $300 to $105. A one-way ticket for the same route is $61. The Harare-Victoria Falls flight is down from US$421 to US$180 while return Harare-Johannesburg is now US$275 from US$420. One way flights for the same routes are $140 and $150 respectively. These fares are valid until 31 July. The national airline has been struggling with negative perception due to mismanagement in the past few years.

Air Zimbabwe takeoff at Nagoya, Japan

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Emirates Three-Day Business Class Sale

Travellers from Zimbabwe are being offered a taste of the highlife with the latest discounts from Emirates in a three-day sale of Business Class tickets this week. Attractive discounts are being offered on the airline’s Business Class fares to selected destinations starting from June 4 until June 6, with ticket prices starting from US$2,550 for return travel from Harare to Dubai. Travel is for the period July 12 and August 4 and passengers from Zimbabwe will be able to travel Business Class to London from US$3,140 return or Geneva from US$3,485. A return trip to Paris will cost US$3,985 and Tunis is US$4,070. The fare to New York is US$5,860.
When it comes to Business Class, Emirates goes to great lengths to ensure comfort, efficiency and attention to detail for our passengers. On the ground, Business Class customers and Gold card members of Skywards, Emirates’ award-winning frequent flyer programme, can relax before their flights in one of Emirates’ 35 global Business Class lounges, including the world’s largest Business Class lounge located in Concourse A in Terminal 3, Dubai International Airport. Opened in January this year and spanning over 16,000 square metres, the lounge features: showcase kitchens, business centres, fully stocked bars and restaurants, a Timeless Spa with 29 treatment rooms and an entertainment zone.

Onboard, Emirates’ award-winning Business Class offers passengers state-of-the art seats with fully connected inflight communications and entertainment. A highlight is its renowned ice inflight entertainment system which offers passengers up to 1,400 channels of the latest multi-lingual entertainment and has been voted the world’s best at the World Airline Awards for eight consecutive years. Emirates’ in-flight dining options frequently exceed passengers’ expectations, offering a choice of regionally inspired menus created by award-winning chefs accompanied by some of the world’s finest beverages.
In addition, Emirates’ Business Class passengers can enjoy:
·       Complimentary chauffeur-drive service to and from selected airports;
·       Dedicated Business Class check-in desks;
·       Priority baggage handling;
·       Fast track immigration on arrival and departure from Dubai.
To book your next trip and experience Emirates’ Business Class for yourself, please visit the Emirates sales office at Wakefield Road, Avondale, Harare, book online at or speak to your travel agent.