Fly with Air Zimbabwe
Air Zimbabwe was the flag bearer of the country. The airline’s foundations were laid on 1st September, 1967 and began operating its flights on 2nd April 1980. The airline was facing several challenges because of which the flights have been suspended for now. The entire stakes of this air carrier were held by the government. The headquarters of this air company, while it was functioning was situated at Harare International Airport Harare, Zimbabwe. The airline aimed to excel in all levels of services and to ensure hundred percent customer satisfactions. Following financial difficulties, Air Zimbabwe ceased operations on 24 February 2012.
Harare International Airport served as the main hub of the airline. It reached areas in Asia, South Africa and London. It had also expanded its links to other parts of the globe by operating flights to Beijing and Kuala Lumpur.
The airlines operated flights to Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Germany, China, Cyprus, Kenya, Malaysia, Singapore, Zambia, South Africa and Tanzania.
In 2008, the airline company won an award at National Tourism Awards; it held the first runner up slot and was acknowledged for its efforts in promoting tourism. It bagged another award in 2009 for the best presentation of the theme, “Zambia the Gateway to 2010World Cup”. The airline has also been honored with a management award at the Zimbabwe Institute of Management Manager. The Infrastructure Development Forum award to the well deserving sectors has also given recognition to this airline’s work.
The fleet of the airlines included Fokker50, Boeing 767-200ER.Several changes and replacements were made in the Fleet composition over a span of time. Boeing 720 aircraft replaced Lufthansa’s Boeing 707s. It brought and replaced several aircrafts throughout its history like the Viscount 700, Viscount 800, Viscount 810, Boeing 737-200, MA-60, Ilyshin I-96s and Airbus A340-500 etc. The latest addition was the Airbus A320.
Air Zimbabwe Fare Structures and Air Zimbabwe Flight Amenities
The passengers flying to international regions could choose their seating arrangement from the economy and the business class. Domestic flights consisted of a single class. The economy class passengers enjoyed hospitable service and the facilities of tea, coffee, newspapers etc. The business class passengers were seated on comfortable lounge chairs and are provided with wonderful services and facilities.
Air Zimbabwe Baggage Policy
The baggage allowance for international, domestic and regional flights was different. Passengers who were in the regional flights were allowed to carry 30 kg in economy class and 40 kg in business class. The domestic travelers of economy class were allowed to carry 20 kg and those in the business class up to 30 kg. Passengers flying to International destinations could carry 2 pieces at 23kg in economy and 2 pieces at 32kg in business or 4o kg in economy and 50kg in business.
Air Zimbabwe Rewards Program
Rainbow Club Program was an initiative to reward the loyal customers. They were able to reap benefits like express check –in, up gradation, travel awards and excess baggage allowance.