Mzembi threatens license holders

walter_mzembiHARARE - Zimbabwean tourism Minister Walter Mzembi (pictured) has threatened holders of airline licences who fail to make use of them, that their licenses will be revoked.

Recently the government licensed 28 airline potential operators as it intensifies the implementation of the open the skies policy. “We have opened the market to airlines. Over 28 operators are now licensed to operate and give competition to Air Zimbabwe as we complete the openair policy. Local players were given these licenses. However, they have not taken off and I tell them, use it or lose it,” said Mzembi.

Mzemnbi also revealed that there were a number of international airlines that had shown interest in working in Zimbabwe. “A number of international airlines have shown interest. Agreements with the international players will be concluded before the World Cup,” he added. The open skies policy comes at a time when Zimbabwe’s major airline Air Zimbabwe is struggling in its operations and newly launched Fly Kumba is slowing gaining its own place in the market share.

Meanwhile, Mzembi revealed that with less than 56 days to go before the kick off, South Africa and Zimbabwe have agreed to strengthen and increase tourism co-operation by promoting and uplifting inter-country collaboration and the sharing of expertise in tourism.

This will culminate in the signing of a Tourism Agreement (TA) in May at the National Tourism Indaba to be held in South Africa.

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