South Africa’s Airlink on Monday launched daily service flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg.
The move was welcomed by the tourism industry players who say it will boost arrivals as the sector is still recovering from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Victoria Falls-Johannesburg route connects Zimbabwe’s main tourist attraction, Victoria Falls and South Africa’s main economic hub.
A majority of tourists fly into Victoria Falls from Europe via Johannesburg where they connect to the resort city.
Airlink already operates daily flight services between Victoria Falls and Cape Town except for Saturdays.
The 90-seater Embraer E-190 jetliner landed at the Victoria Falls International Airport with 43 passengers and departed with 56 passengers.
Besides Airlink, other airlines landing in Victoria Falls are Fastjet which flies to Johannesburg, Mpumalanga, Maun and Harare, Mack Air to Kasane, Kenyan Airways from Nairobi to Cape Town via Victoria Falls, Eurowings from Frankfurt via Victoria Falls, Air Zimbabwe connecting Harare and Bulawayo as well as Kuva from Harare.