Friday, October 12, 2012

►► ZIMBABWE: SA Express launches Durban - Harare from October onwards.

SA Express[UPDATE 12 OCTOBER] Following on from its launch of direct Durban - Lusaka flights in July, South African regional carrier, SA Express (XZ), today announced in the Zimbabwean press that it will start a 3x weekly direct Durban, South Africa - Harare, Zimbabwe service using a Bombardier CRJ-200, effective 3 October 2012. 

The flights will operate on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and will fill a void left by Air Zimbabwe, who used to service the route up until the late 90s. 

An SA Express CRJ200
An SA Express CRJ200 (Malcolm R)
SA Express: Durban, South Africa - Harare, Zimbabwe
-Effective 3 October 2012
  • SA/XZ1611 DUR 0625 - 0850 HRE CR2 | 1
  • SA/XZ1611 DUR 1000 - 1225 HRE CR2 | 3
  • SA/XZ1611 DUR 1400 - 1625 HRE CR2 | 5
  • SA/XZ1612 HRE 1005 - 1230 DUR CR2 | 1
  • SA/XZ1612 HRE 1325 - 1550 DUR CR2 | 3
  • SA/XZ1612 HRE 1700 - 1925 DUR CR2 | 5
Source [Amadeus]
"The new air route is part of a strategy to develop sub-regional air network from KwaZulu-Natal to the 14-nation Southern African Development Community, and thus boosting the tourism and regional business development between the two countries,” said SA Express.

Further flight inaugurals are expected to Malawi as well as SA Express seeks to develop Durban into a regional hub.

[UPDATE 12 OCTOBER] SA Express has postponed the inauguration of the route to 2 November 2012, with the above 3x weekly timetable still valid from then onwards.