By Mutsa Makuvaza
TOP African low-budget carrier Fastjet Zimbabwe has announced the resumption of local flights next Monday following the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions by Government recently, the Zimbabwe Voice can reveal.
In an amendment to the lockdown order gazetted yesterday, which gives legal effect to the relaxations approved by Cabinet this week, Minister of Health and Child Care Vice President Constantino Chiwenga gives the conditions and authority for domestic passenger air services to resume immediately and for international flights to resume from October 1.
In a statement yesterday, Fastjet confirmed that their domestic flights will commence effective Monday, 21 September 2020.
“Flights between Harare and Bulawayo will operate every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, starting 21 September 2020.
“Flights between Harare and Victoria Falls will operate every Thursday and Sunday, starting 01 October 2020,” said the airline.
It added that flights were now available for sale via the website, www.fastjet.com.
“Travel shops will reopen as from Monday 14th September. The Call Centre will reopen as from Wednesday 16th September. Customers are reminded that they may enquire via WhatsApp and Messenger chat platforms with the airline (Monday to Friday 09h00 to 17h00).”
Regarding international flights between Zimbabwe and South Africa, the airline said these are planned to start as from 01 October 2020, but this will be subject to the lifting of the travel restrictions by the South African authorities.
“On resuming services, the airline will be operating its flights on a reduced frequency, and will be reviewing their programme in line with customer demand,” Fastjet said.
Zimbabwe has recorded 224 deaths since the coronavirus cases were recorded on March 2020, leading to a nationwide lockdown on 30th March which has been reviewed multiple times by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. – Zimbabwe Voice