Airline in focus: Air Zimbabwe

This week we profile Routes Africa 2018 attendee Air Zimbabwe, the government-owned carrier founded in 1967.

airzimlogoEach week we will examine in detail one of the airlines attending an upcoming Routes event. In this edition we analyse Air Zimbabwe, which is attending Routes Africa 2018.


Flag carrier Air Zimbabwe was founded in 1967 but its roots can be traced back to 1946 when it was known as Central Africa Airways. The airline operated as Air Rhodesia until 1980 when Zimbabwe gained independence. 

The carrier, owned by the country's government, primarily serves a domestic and regional southern African network from its hub at Harare International. It operates routes to Bulawayo, the second-largest city in Zimbabwe; Johannesburg O.r. Tambo in South Africa; Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe; and Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania among others.  

In 2017, Air Zimbabwe underwent a restructure aimed at bringing the airline back to profitability. It is chaired by Chipo Dyanda.

See more details about Air Zimbabwe on Route Exchange

 The data is all supplied by OAG Aviation using its OAG Schedules Analyser tool.

Key facts

Headquarters Harare, Zimbabwe
Total ASKs (2017) 304,209,376
Total seats (2017) 442,508
Total routes (2017) 11
Total departure points (2017) 7
Total countries (2017) 4

Route map (summer 2018) - click to enlarge:

AirZim routes summer 2018

Main image credit: Allen Watkin