Air services

Government formalizes Air Services Development Program to promote air connectivity

the herald

Freeman Razemba Reporter

A dedicated Air Connectivity Development Steering Committee has been appointed by the government as part of the formalization of the Zimbabwe Air Services Development Program aimed at promoting air connectivity.

This formalization comes after 18 months of development work on air services at the technical level, under the leadership of the Airports Company of Zimbabwe (Private) Limited (ACZ).

Having secured seven new routes and frequencies to Zimbabwe during this period, the technical work will now be supported by a formal inter-ministerial steering committee.

The Steering Committee, comprising representatives from the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development, Airports Corporation of Zimbabwe, Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ), Ministry of Environment, Tourism, Climate and Hospitality Industry and Zimbabwe Tourism Authority, will oversee the work of the Technical Committee.

In a statement, the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development said the technical committee was chaired by ACZ Director General, Mr. Tawanda Gusha, deputized by Ms. Winnie Muchanyuka, Director General of ZTA.

The committee works on the day-to-day execution of an air services development program with technical support from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

“The committee identifies, proposes and secures new strategic routes, airlines and frequencies to the country. The technical committee will work closely with the private sector, particularly the tourism sector, to ensure adequate seating capacity for Zimbabwe’s key markets,” the statement read.