SAA returns to Zimbabwean skies 

by | Sep 27, 2021 | Business | 0 comments


Mako Jerera

South Africa Airways, our southern neighbours` flagship air carrier has returned to Zimbabwe after over a year of inactivity.

On Monday, a water canon ritual was performed on the first SAA flight in Zimbabwe, which was preceded by a small ceremony at the Robert Mugabe International Airport domestic arrivals hall.

Last month, South African Airways made a promise to resume its operations and it has made good on its undertaking.

The airline underwent a business rescue process after it collapsed last March due to financial mismanagement and the impact of COVID-19 on the aviation industry.

The airline is now owned by the government and a private equity partner, which is a majority shareholder.

The carrier will initially operate flights from Johannesburg to Cape Town, Accra, Kinshasa, Harare, Lusaka and Maputo, and more destinations will be added to the route network as it ramps up operations in response to market conditions.


SAA has not flown any commercial flights since March 2020 and ceased all cargo and repatriation flights in September last year.