Improved air connectivity a boost for tourism and business

By Davison Vandira
THE improvement in air connectivity to Zimbabwe through an influx of airlines has been described as a massive boost for the country’s tourism and business activities.
In the last six months, the country has witnessed an influx of international airlines, with Eurowings, Airlink and Mozambique Airlines making their maiden trips to Zimbabwe.
This is in addition to increased frequency of daily flights by traditional giants like Qatar, Fly Emirates, Kenyan and Ethopian Airways.
The domestic route has not been left out as Air Zimbabwe, Fast jet and the latest bird, Kuva Air have brought efficiency within the country’s borders.
Tourism and Business Council President, Mr Wengai Nhau is excited about the improved air connectivity saying it will enhance the competitiveness of the country’s tourism destinations.
“The launch of direct flights and the continued uptake of Zimbabwe’s Aviation space will go a long way in helping the country especially tourism and business from a cost effective perspective,” he said.
Airports Company of Zimbabwe Chief Executive Officer, Mr Tawanda Gusha praised the current competition in Zimbabwe’s airspace saying it will benefit the consumer through fair pricing.
“This is a positive development for Zimbabwe’s Aviation Industry and the economy at large considering where we are coming as an industry hence we are excited and would want to expand more so that we support our country’s economic development aspirations,” said Gusha.
The improvement of air connectivity between African countries is expected to come with a positive bearing on economic development aspirations by enhancing the ease of doing business.

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