Saturday, 30 November 2013

British Airways Comair Christmas Family Specials

British Airways Comair Christmas family fare specials on the Harare - Johannesburg route. Special ends 28 February 2014.

Malawi Airlines Planned Routes as of January 2014

According to, new start-up carrier Malawi Airlines plans to begin operation as of 01 January 2014. The airline plans to operate flights to Harare, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Tete, Lusaka, Beira and Maputo, using Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737-800 and Dash8-Q400 with “ET” flight numbers. Schedule is as follows and subject to change:

eff 01JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Harare 3 weekly:
  • ET038 LLW1730 – 1815BLZ1900 – 2015HRE 738 135
  • ET039 HRE2100 – 2215BLZ2300 – 2345LLW 738 135
eff 01JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Johannesburg 1 daily:
  • ET020 LLW0800 – 0845BLZ0930 – 1145JNB 738 D
  • ET021 JNB1245 – 1500BLZ2135 – 2220LLW 738 D
eff 01JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Tete 2 weekly:
  • ET036 LLW0800 – 0850BLZ0935 – 1005TET 738 7
  • ET052 LLW1500 – 1550BLZ1635 – 1705TET 738 3
  • ET037 TET1050 – 1120BLZ1205 – 1255LLW 738 7
  • ET053 TET1750 – 1820BLZ1905 – 1955LLW 738 3
eff 02JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Lusaka 4 weekly:
  • ET032 LLW1730 – 1815BLZ1900 – 2010LUN 738 x135
  • ET033 LUN2055 – 2205BLZ2250 – 2335LLW 738 x135
eff 02JAN14 Lilongwe – Dar es Salaam 3 weekly:
  • ET042 LLW0800 – 1100DAR DH4 246
  • ET043 DAR1145 – 1245LLW DH4 246
eff 03JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Maputo 3 weekly
  • ET028 LLW1400 – 1450BLZ1535 – 1750MPM DH4 157
Inbound schedule not available
 eff 03JAN14 Lilongwe – Lusaka 3 weekly:
  • ET046 LLW0900 – 1015LUN DH4 135
  • ET047 LUN1115 – 1230LLW DH4 135
eff 04JAN14 Lilongwe – Blantyre – Beira 3 weekly:
  • ET024 LLW1400 – 1450BLZ1535 – 1635BEW DH4 246
  • ET025 BEW1720 – 1820BLZ1905 – 1950LLW DH4 246

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Emirates Heads to Harare Shopping Malls

HARARE, ZIMBABWE, November 16, 2013: Emirates, which flies daily from Harare to Lusaka and Dubai, will be on the ground meeting shoppers in Harare this weekend and next to share the excitement of flying and visiting Dubai.
Visitors to Westgate Mall on November 16 and 17, and to Sam’s Levy on November 23 and 24, stand a chance of winning two Economy Class tickets to Dubai with the airline’s raffle draw. Entrants will be asked to answer three simple questions about the airline, and their answers will be entered into a prize draw for the tickets. The Emirates team will also be talking about what Dubai has to offer as a leading leisure and business destination that has something to offer everyone. They will also explain the benefits of the airline’s Skywards frequent flyer programme, which offers lounge, ticket and shopping benefits. Visitors to the stand will be able to sign up for Skywards on the spot, as well as book tickets for travel they are planning.
Joining Emirates Skywards is free and members receive benefits every time they fly.  There are four membership tiers – Blue, Silver, Gold and Platinum.  Benefits for Skywards members include travel and lifestyle rewards, priority check-in, lounge access, extra baggage allowance and bonus Miles, depending on the membership tier. Members earn Skywards Miles when they fly on Emirates and partner airlines and through a wide range of leisure and lifestyle partners. Skywards Miles can then be redeemed for a range of rewards such as flights on Emirates and other partner airlines including Qantas, easyJet, TAP, JetBlue and Alaska Airlines, and for flight upgrades, hotel accommodation, excursions with Arabian Adventures, and car rentals.
Miles can be used for tickets to major sporting event and concerts. Members can also choose to donate their Miles to a range of charity partners including The Emirates Airline Foundation and Sightsavers.  Redemption opportunities are consistently being expanded. The airline flies to more than 130 destinations in 77 countries through its Dubai gateway.More than a third of the world’s population lives within a four-hour flight from Dubai, and two-thirds are within an eight-hour flight. Today, Emirates operates nearly 3,200 flights globally per week to 137 destinations in 77 countries. Since January 2012, it has launched new services to over 20 destinations, adding air transport connections that will benefit trade and tourism to Dubai and beyond.  Most recently it started services to Conakry on October 27, and Sialkot on November 5, with Kabul scheduled to begin service on December 4.

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Bulawayo's Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport Opens

Bulawayo's Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport has finally been opened for public use after years of delay. The new terminal will have a handling capacity of 1.5 million passengers annually. The terminal has taken more than 10 years and $25 million to refurbish and will have a new international arrivals’ hall, a variety of shops, a car park and a separate State pavilion.
It will still be incomplete when it opens, but CAAZ said the facility will have all the requisite safety, security systems and ambient characteristics of a modern airport. "Although the terminal is undergoing its final stages of completion, it has become absolutely necessary to operationalise the facility to allow utilisation of the already installed systems,” said CAAZ.
Only two airlines, South Africa Airlink and Air Zimbabwe use the airport. SA Airlink, a South African Airways service, plies the Bulawayo-Johannesburg route daily but has a capacity of 83 passengers. Air Zimbabwe flies to Harare and the resort town on Victoria Falls.

Video: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 Harare - Lusaka

Video: Emirates EK713 Dubai-Lusaka-Harare