Zimbabwe’s attractiveness to regional airlines was again this Friday (today) confirmed by the maiden flight of Air Tanzania’s all new airbus A220-300 aircraft at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport.

The inaugural flight will see Air Tanzania flying into Harare three times a week, a move that is certainly going to unlock economic linkages between the two nations.

Air Tanzania

Air Tanzania last flew into Harare about two decades ago and the re-launching of the Dar Es Salaam – Harare route speaks volume of Zimbabwe’s re-engagement process which will unlock several economic linkages, said Environment, Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Senator Prisca Mupfumira.

The sentiments were also echoed by Tanzanian Minister of Transport Honourable Isaac Kamwele who indicated mutual benefits that will accrue to the two nations.

This is happening at a time when the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) is at final stages of securing funding for the modernisation of airspace management systems in line with international trends in the aviation industry.