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AirZim passengers stranded again


AIR ZIMBABWE passengers suffered yet another huge delay when those travelling from Harare to Bulawayo arrived in the city at around 1am on Saturday after the flagship carrier again failed to provide a plane for the journey.


The national airline had on Friday morning left passengers stranded for more than five hours at Harare International Airport after failing to provide an aircraft until it chartered an InterAir plane from South Africa to fly passengers.

Mfariseni Muleya, who was on board the chartered midnight flight from Harare, said they had been scheduled to fly from Harare to Bulawayo at 6pm, but the national airline failed to provide a plane until after midnight.

“They had to charter an InterAir plane at around midnight and we arrived in Bulawayo at about 1am. All along, the AirZim staff were not telling us the truth and it was really inconveniencing. They should have told us that they didn’t have a plane instead of lying to us,” said Muleya

The latest incidents came a week after the airline had a mid-air scare when the landing gear of its Boeing 737 developed a mechanical fault.

The plane was forced to make a mid-air U-turn to Harare International Airport a few minutes after take-off, leaving Bulawayo passengers stranded.

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