Wednesday, May 29, 2013

► ZIMBABWE: First Embraer ERJ135 deployed into active service for Air Zimbabwe.

Air ZimbabweFresh from the recent arrival and deployment into active service of its Airbus A320-200 (MCN 630 | Z-WPM) on its Harare - Johannesburg flights, Air Zimbabwe (UM) has now taken delivery of its first of two Embraer ERJ135 (Reg ?).

Air Zimbabwe logoAccording to government propaganda mouthpiece, The Herald, the two jets are on lease from an unknown source with the first currently being used on domestic flights.
"At the moment the jet is operating a daily flight from Harare - Bulawayo - Victoria Falls and back to Harare.  However, there are plans for it to service the route twice daily. The airline is planning to introduce the second Embraer jet very soon.

The airline opted to use the jet on domestic routes because of the low cost involved in flying the plane as well as the seating capacity which is more suited for the numbers on the route. This enables the airline to offer competitive fares that will enable different people to travel and for different groups to charter the plane from your business executives to schoolchildren going on trips," said a source.
Source [The Herald]

The Embraer, which arrived three days ago, will also be used to offer charter flights as well as the reintroduce flights to Kariba and Hwange which last saw scheduled service over ten years ago.