By John Nhandara
MORE airlines continue to endorse Destination Zimbabwe, with Airlink launching its weekly flight for the Harare – Durban route this Tuesday.
Airlinks Embraer ErJ135 aircraft made its inaugural maiden flight this Tuesday from Durban’s King Shaka Airport to the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.
The airline touched down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport to a water canon salute.
Airlinks will service scheduled direct flights between Durban and Harare three times a week.
“We are quite excited by this development, recently they launched their Johannesburg-Harare flights and this development comes as an advantage for us as we continue to see more flights,” said Sarudzai Muza, the Airports Company of Zimbabwe Marketing Manager.
For the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, the launch of the new flight will propel and promote trade and tourism between KwaZulu Natal and Zimbabwe.
“This is an endorsement of our campaigns to prefer Zimbabwe as a tourism destination. Durban is one of our tourism source market,” echoed Godfrey Koti, the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority Spokesperson.
Since relaxation of the Covid-19 travel restrictions, several airlines have introduced flights linking Zimbabwe and the rest of the world.
Zimbabwe is also now connected to the hub of Doha after Qatar Airways introduced the Harare-Doha flights in August last year.
LAM of Mozambican airline also came on board to introduce the Harare – Maputo route in December last year.
Not to be outdone was Mac Air, which also launched its Vic falls- Kasame direct flights.
Last week, a German Airline, Eurowings Discover, flew its maiden flight from Frankfurt to Victoria Falls.
By John Nhandara