Pictures: FlyAfrica launches Bulawayo-Jo’burg route

LOW-COST airline flyAfrica Zimbabwe on Thursday launched its Bulawayo-Johannesburg flight amid joy and optimism from the business people in Bulawayo.

Staff Reporter

A return flight between Zimbabwe’s second city to South Africa’s commercial capital will cost $178 compared to Air Zimbabwe’s $380.

Water canon salute for flyAfrica's maiden flight to Bulawayo's JMN International Airport

Water canon salute for flyAfrica’s maiden flight to Bulawayo’s JMN International Airport

FlyAfrica was already servicing the Harare-Johannesburg route and the Harare-Victoria Falls route before adding the Bulawayo-Johannesburg route.

The flyAfrica aircraft before it touched down in Bulawayo

The flyAfrica aircraft before it touched down in Bulawayo

Transport minister Obert Mpofu said the introduction of flyafrica in Bulawayo will go a long way in easing travel challenges of the city’s residents.

“This development will go a long way in easing the travel challenges of our citizens, be they tourists, traders or investors and thereby increasing trade between our countries while also stimulating tourism, given improved connectivity,” he said.

Transport minister, Obert Mpofu was the guest of honour at the launch

Transport minister, Obert Mpofu was the guest of honour at the launch

Pictures by Kb Mpofu

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