Air Zim to Acquire New Plane Next Month
Air Zimbabwe will next month receive a new 50-seater aircraft – an Embraer ERJ145 – as Government continues to re-equip the national carrier.
This is the second Embraer the national airline will have.
In a recent interview with the State media, Transport and Infrastructural Development Permanent Secretary Theodius Chinyanga said:
“The new aircraft is currently undergoing pre-delivery maintenance service and is now expected to be in the country in January 2023. The addition of this aircraft will see to the airline’s route expansion programme, which entails increased frequencies on the current schedules.
“The choice of aircraft type was informed by the need to have fleet commonality to manage maintenance costs,” he said.
It is also envisioned that the narrow-bodied aeroplane will allow Air Zimbabwe to expand is route network in a two-pronged approach.
Air Zimbabwe has a total fleet of seven aircraft including three that are servicing domestic and regional routes like South Africa.