Airlines

Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe Partner to Benefit the Region

Mack Air based in Maun Botswana and Zimbabwe’s national carrier signed an agreement for the launch of a new domestic and regional air service, called Flame Lilly Hoppa, in Harare “Flame Lily Hoppa”, Zimbabwe yesterday.

The agreement, an operational and commercial partnership between the two airlines, includes the launch of a daily domestic scheduled air services between Victoria Falls, Harare and major tourist destination including Hwange, Kariba and Chiredzi.

Additionally, the agreement includes services to camps and lodges within the environs of these major tourism hubs, on an anticipated per seat basis to service the lodge and camp clientele and drive additional tourism growth in the areas.

The agreement also includes the launch of a daily regional scheduled air services between Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. These flights will focus on the historic tourism links between Zimbabwe and Botswana, ensuring the inauguration of additional tourism circuit products by operators and links provided on Flame Lily Hoppa.

Flights will be operated using a brand-new Cessna Grand Caravan EX operated by Mack Air and Embraer 145 jet aircraft from Air Zimbabwe.

Mack Air and Air Zimbabwe have also committed to supporting the upgrade of both Kariba and Hwange Airports, alongside and in co-operation with the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Tourism Authority and additional key stakeholders, to ensure the complete suitability of facilities for the region becoming a safari and recreational destination.

Miriro Matema
the authorMiriro Matema
Born in Zimbabwe and living in South Africa, Miriro is a seasoned publishing editor and writer, having worked with leading brands in investment, business leadership and entrepreneurship. Passionate about Africa’s development, Miriro is also a dynamic marketing consultant with 10 years experience working with startups and large multinational corporations. With a heart for travel, Miriro spends her time discovering the nooks of crannies of Africa’s hidden gems, taking the roads less travelled, meeting the beautiful people that call Africa home while exploring their food and culture. Miriro is currently a writer with Byolife Travel and Gallivant Africa

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