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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

► ZIMBABWE: A sneak peek at Air Zimbabwe's planned N. Summer 2013 Route Network.

Air ZimbabweFollowing on from our previous bulletin yesterday, Air Zimbabwe's (UM) planned route expansion and fleet utilization plans have been unveiled. AirlineRoute writes that as per the 06MAR13 GDS timetable and inventory display, as well as OAG Schedules iNet, Air Zimbabwe’s planned Northern Summer 2013 operation are as follows, effective 31MAR13. Amongst the routes being introduced are Bulawayo - Victoria Falls, and tentatively Harare - Lagos - Accra - Harare and Harare - London Gatwick. No mention has been made of the Embraer ERJ135s.

Air Zimbabwe's hot shot 707 pilots in 1995
Air Zimbabwe's hot shot 707 pilots in 1995 (SepultallicA)
Air Zimbabwe: Bulawayo – Johannesburg
- 3 weekly service with MA60 from 01APR13
  • UM215 BUQ0900 – 1100JNB MA6 135
  • UM214 JNB1200 – 1400BUQ MA6 135
Harare – Bulawayo
- 4 weekly terminator service with MA60 starting 31MAR13, overall service to Bulawayo increases from existing 3 weekly to 7 weekly
  • UM233 HRE0700 – 0815BUQ MA6 1357
  • UM232 BUQ1530 – 1615HRE MA6 1357
Harare – Bulawayo – Victoria Falls
- Service reduces from 4 weekly to 3 weekly, operational aircraft changes from Boeing 737 to MA60
  • UM224 HRE0700 – 0815BUQ MA6 246
  • UM225 BUQ0845 – 1000VFA1030 – 1145HRE MA6 246
Harare – Johannesburg 
- Service increases from 4 weekly to daily, while operational aircraft changes from Boeing 767-200ER to Airbus A320
  • UM467 HRE0700 – 0845JNB 320 D
  • UM462 JNB2000 – 2145HRE 320 D
Harare – Victoria Falls 
- 4 weekly Boeing 737 terminator service from 31MAR13, overall service increases from 4 to 7 weekly
  • UM322 HRE1200 – 1300VFA 73S 1357
  • UM323 VFA1630 – 1730HRE 73S 1357
The following services are currently not open for reservation:
Harare – Accra – Lagos – Harare
- Planned 3 weekly A320 service from 02APR13
  • UM490 HRE0700 – 1045ACC 320 246
  • UM491 ACC1130 – 1230LOS1315 – 1830HRE 320 246
Harare – London Gatwick 
- Planned service resumption from 01JUL13, Boeing 767-200ER operates twice a week
  • UM722 HRE0900 – 1830LGW 762 37
  • UM725 LGW1930 – 0630HRE 762 14
Source [AirlineRoute]

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