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Emirates resumes flights to Zim on Oct 1

BUSINESS REPORTER

EMIRATES will resume flights between Dubai and Harare on October 1 with two weekly flights after Zimbabwe relaxed measures which had been imposed to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Emirates stopped flights to Harare on March 20 in response to global lockdowns to contain the spread of the virus.

“Emirates will operate to Harare with two weekly flights linked to its Lusaka service. The linked services will connect Zambia and Zimbabwe to key destinations across Europe, the Far East, the Americas, Australasia and West Asia with one convenient stop in Dubai,” the airline said.

Flights between Lusaka, Zambia and Dubai resumed on September 4.

Before it halted flights, one of the world’s leading airlines had daily flight to Harare since August 2012. The airline began flights to Harare since February 2012 with five weekly flights.

In a post Cabinet briefing on Tuesday, Information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said Cabinet received a report from Vice President and Health minister Constantino Chiwenga on his to take stock of preparedness of the airports and related infrastructure ahead of the resumption of the international flights on October 1.

“Cabinet noted with satisfaction that the three airports visited, namely the Robert Mugabe International, the   J.M. Nkomo and Victoria Falls Airports as well as hotels are now ready to receive travellers in line with Covid-19 guidelines. The necessary guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures for travellers will be announced by the sector as the dates approach,” Mutsvangwa said.

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