Articles tagged 'air zim'

The nation needs answers on deal 15 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe is really a cursed country. Last week, citizens witnessed the height of comic performances from two whole senior Cabinet ministers. To begin with, it was Transport minister Joram Gumbo who — in an attempt to explain the acquisition of four aircrafts from Malaysia — indicat...
'Zim Airways: Govt not telling the truth' 15 April 2018 HARARE – The government of Zimbabwe is not telling the nation the truth with regards to the purchase of new planes, analysts contend. Last week, a Zimbabwe Airways plane, registered as Z-RGM, arrived at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport, the first of four B777s controversially pu...
ED hires luxury Swiss plane to China 3 April 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa opted to hire a luxurious private plane to travel to China, abandoning the struggling national airliner Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), which has a plane of the same size albeit with no similar luxurious trappings. In a cocktail of austerity measures meant to prese...
Broke AirZim nears collapse 26 March 2018 HARARE - So bad has the financial and operational rot ravaging Air Zimbabwe become, that the flag carrier can now barely manage to ferry its domestic and international passengers — who are increasingly enduring horrendous flight cancellations and reschedulings. And although Air Zim's fleet sup...
Broke Air Zim nears collapse 26 March 2018 HARARE - So bad has the financial and operational rot ravaging Air Zimbabwe become, that the flag carrier can now barely manage to ferry its domestic and international passengers — who are increasingly enduring horrendous flight cancellations and reschedulings. Read full story in today's paper...
Troubled AirZim seeks $190m 5 March 2018 HARARE - Beleaguered national flag carrier, Air Zimbabwe (AirZim), is pleading for a $190 million capital injection from its sole shareholder, government, to fund its revival. Saddled with a debt overhang of over $300 million, the State-run airline has an ambitious plan to acquire several plan...
Fired AirZim workers reject retrenchment deal 27 August 2017 HARARE - Sacked Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) workers have rejected the parastatal's retrenchment package, saying it had been imposed on them in violation of the Labour Act. The Daily News on Sunday can exclusively reveal that a meeting which was held between AirZim management and the fired employees ...
Zim, SA row turns vicious 20 August 2017 HARARE - A serious diplomatic feud has erupted between Zimbabwe and its southern neighbour after South African aviation authorities banned all Air Zimbabwe flights in and out of that country on Friday and Zimbabwean authorities responded by grounding South African Airways (SAA) flights into and o...
Cabinet to seal Air Zim's fate 7 July 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe's Cabinet will weigh its options on how Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) could be untangled from its current mess, as it is emerging that the airline is on the cusp of launching a new business model. The national flag carrier, which at independence in 1980 boasted a flee...
Enact law to restrict Mugabe trips: Biti 8 June 2017 HARARE - Opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Tendai Biti has said government must enact a law that restricts President Robert Mugabe from excessive foreign travel. Mugabe's voyages to international conferences such as the ongoing UN ocean summit have courted the ire of critics...
'Mugabe pays Air Zim cash upfront' 6 June 2017 HARARE - Frequent flier President Robert Mugabe pays national airline Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) cash upfront whenever he uses its planes, Transport minister Jorum Gumbo told the Daily News yesterday. The 93-year-old leader travelled to the United States (US) over the weekend on an Air Zim plane, ...
Air Zim struggles to secure partner 27 May 2017 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) is struggling to secure a partner, with the national airline now bearing the brunt of jokes as it suffers several mishaps. This comes as the airline's fleet is almost grounded, while it recently issued hand-written boarding passes due to challenges. It was re...
'Air Zim pilots frustrated' 30 March 2017 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe pilots are working under appalling conditions, Parliament has been told. Presenting a parliamentary portfolio committee report on Transport and Infrastructural Development, chairperson of the committee Dexter Nduna said the poor working conditions had fast- tracked brain ...
Air Zim fails to submit financials in 8 years 22 March 2017 HARARE - State-owned Air Zimbabwe (Air Zim) has failed to fulfil the obligation to submit financial statements for audit for the past eight years. The insolvent airline — grappling with $300 million in debt — is currently working on the 2010 financial statements, according to the office of the...
Air Zim to reinstate 300 fired workers 21 February 2017 HARARE - National carrier, Air Zimbabwe, has been ordered by the Labour Court to reinstate about 300 workers it fired nearly two years ago. Air Zimbabwe chief executive Ripton Muzenda told a parliamentary portfolio committee on Transport and Infrastructure Development chaired by Chegutu West Z...
AirZim needs urgent recapitalisation 21 February 2017 HARARE - With critical losses having washed out cash and the national airline sinking deeper into financial dire straits, it remains to be seen how quickly the anchor shareholders of the stuttering carrier — the government — will come up with a rescue package. The ongoing financial crisis expo...
Air Zim needs good management 14 February 2017 EDITOR — The Finance minister must not act as if he is an agent of some aircraft manufacturers. AirZim needs not buy new air craft. It can lease them. All it needs, however, are the following: — Working capital, say $100 million to fund some severance packages, pay expenses for the first six m...
Muzenda appointed new Airzim boss 16 August 2016 HARARE - National Airline, Air Zimbabwe (Airzim), has appointed Ripton Muzenda as its new chief executive. Muzenda, who is son to the late Vice President Simon Muzenda, takes over from Edmund Makona who has been in an acting capacity since September 2013. The qualified pilot already has his...
Air Zim seeks new synergies 16 May 2016 HARARE - Government has finally given debt-saddled Air Zimbabwe the green-light to seek an investment partner to help in its revival efforts. Presently, the airline is struggling to service a lease agreement of $200 000 per month per plane for the two A320 aircraft leased from China Sonangol s...
SA firm sues Air Zim 3 December 2015 HARARE - State-owned Air Zimbabwe (Private) Limited (Air Zimbabwe) has been dragged before the High Court by a South African firm demanding $54 000 following a botched business deal. The court heard that Air Zimbabwe appointed Track Associates (Private) Limited in April 2013 and mandated it to...
AirZim in partnership deal 25 June 2015 HARARE - Government has approved plans for national carrier Air Zimbabwe (AirZim) to engage a strategic partner as part of its turnaround strategy. Shingai Dhliwayo, AirZim's public relations manager yesterday confirmed the development but referred all questions to the Transport ministry. “...
Trial date set for AirZim bosses 18 June 2014 HARARE - Trial dates for Air Zimbabwe and Navistar Insurance Brokers (Private) Limited (Navistar) bosses, facing fraud and theft of trust property charges, have been set. Air Zimbabwe’s company secretary Grace Nyaradzai Pfumbidzayi; ex-chief executive Peter Chikumba; ex-acting chief executive ...
Air Zim seeks to heal rift with pilots 6 March 2013 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe management is considering re-engaging its pilots and cabin crew to avert further strikes as the national airline re-launches after a tumultuous era. Ozias Bvute, the new Air Zimbabwe chairman told the parliamentary portfolio committee on State Enterprises and Parastatals tha...
Air Zim ordered to pay four former managers 30 November 2012 HARARE - Trouble continues to haunt Air Zimbabwe Holdings (Pvt) Limited after four of its former managers were awarded thousands of dollars against the already troubled national airline. Saddled with debts amounting to millions of dollars, Air Zimbabwe grounded early this year after facing viabil...
Air Zim flies with no passengers on board 14 November 2012 HARARE - Air Zimbabwe has once again broken aviation records after the troubled airline flew an empty aircraft from Johannesburg to Harare upon the resumption of regional flights on Monday. Insiders disclosed yesterday that Air Zimbabwe flew an empty Boeing 767-200 aircraft, one of its long-haul ...