Air Zimbabwe will next month receive a new 50-seater aircraft – an Embraer ERJ145 – a government official has said.
This is the second Embraer the national airline will have.
In a recent interview with 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.
In January 2021, Air Zimbabwe announced that it is in the process of acquiring a second ERJ145 for deployment in the first half of that year. | The Sunday News