zncc-logo.pngThe Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce (ZNCC) has expressed concern over the failure by stakeholders to find lasting solutions to problems affecting Air Zimbabwe saying this is now impacting negatively on the performance of the country’s economy.


The concerns raised by the business community come amid indications that there is no solution to the challenges bedeviling the national airline as the impasse over salaries and creditors continues unabated.

Air Zimbabwe is reported to be losing over US$10 million to other airlines. Stakeholders are urging government to look into other alternatives such as granting flying rights to capable airlines.

In an interview in the capital, ZNCC president, Mr. Oswell Binha said stakeholders should agree on viable framework which should give policy directions, adding that a meeting will be held by the business community, government and experts in the aviation industry next week to map the way forward.

Air Zimbabwe has been facing a number of challenges ranging from ageing planes to unavailability of capital to fund their operations which has been exacerbated by the on-going strike by pilots.

Observers believe there is need for government to consider pursuing the privatisation or commercialisation model.