Air Zim seeks $7m for debts

Air Zimbabwe is seeking over $7 million to pay salaries and clear debts, a move that will allow the embattled national carrier to resume operations while seeking lasting solutions.

The national airline has been grounded for two weeks now after its pilots downed tools on July 29, demanding payment of their June and July salaries and leaving over 300 passengers stranded.

The pilots have vowed to continue with their industrial action until their salaries have been paid.
Air Zimbabwe acting chief executive officer Innocent Mavhunga confirmed over 300 passengers locally and abroad remained stranded until a solution to the problem was found.

“We are re-routing some of our passengers whom we can. Some are still in hotels and those who have places to stay, we continue to talk to them to stay home while we try our best to get the flights back on,” said Mavhunga.

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