Budget airline Fastjet Zimbabwe says it has reintroduced the flights between Victoria Falls and Johannesburg as the countries begin to open up after Covid-19.
The flights which will start from the Thursday 03rd of December will see the plane doing Victoria Falls International Airport and OR Tambo International Airport.
Airlines are expected to play a huge role in the resuscitation of the tourism sector across the globe.
The sector had been closed due to efforts of trying to curb the spread of Covid-19 in line with WHO guidelines.
According to Fastjet, the new flight schedule will operate three times per week between the two cities, on a Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday.
The flight will depart from Johannesburg OR Tambo International at 11:10 arriving in Victoria Falls at 12:50. The return flight will depart Victoria Falls at 13:20 arriving at 14:55 at OR Tambo International Airport.
Flights will be operated on the company’s fifty seater Embraer ERJ145 aircraft.
Fastjet Zimbabwe accountable manager Ed Berry said “We are pleased to be starting this route and to be working closely with Zimbabwe Tourism authorities, travel service providers and the local communities in contributing to build a post COVID-19 strong and resilient tourism sector for Victoria Falls.”
The reintroduced flight could play a huge role especially for business tourism between South Africa and Zimbabwe as the borders are currently closed.
Zimbabweans intending to go for shopping in South Africa ahead of the festive season will also likely benefit.
The flight schedule for this route will be on sale from 20 October 2020 with flexible one-way fares on offer from as low as ZAR 1793.00 or USD 110.00 per person including all taxes and free baggage allowance which includes a generous checked baggage allowance of 23kg per piece plus one (1) piece of cabin baggage.