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New airline for Bulawayo

SA Express, of South Africa, will begin flights to Bulawayo next month, the airline announced in a statement Wednesday.

SA Express aircraft is set to touch down at Joshua Mqabuko Nkomo International Airport on November 18 at 15:40hours.

According to SA Express there will be daily flights between Johannesburg and Bulawayo from Monday to Saturday and a double-daily frequency on Fridays.

Currently servicing 11 routes in Southern Africa, the airline has expressed confidence in the growth of the Zimbabwean route.

“We remain focused on growing and optimising our route network – especially within the region,” said SA Express interim chief executive, Siza Mzimela.

“The new routes offer customers the convenience of a growing network that is positioned to complement our enhanced flight schedule.”

This comes at a time when Airports Company South Africa (Acsa) this week suspended the use of its airports by the troubled national carrier – Air Zimbabwe – over unpaid fees.

Acsa said Air Zimbabwe had not adhered to the cash basis terms for using its airports.

Air Zimbabwe as a cash client, is required to settle on each Monday the amounts owing for landing fees, parking fees and the passenger service charge for its weekly flights.

“Acsa, as a well-run and profitable state-owned company, is obliged to ensure that airlines and other business partners settle any outstanding accounts,” the company was quoted as having said.

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