August 21 2017 – THE deadlock between Air Zimbabwe and South African Airways (SAA) has been resolved following a meeting with all aviation entities, Minister of Transport Joe Maswanganyi announced on Sunday afternoon.
Maswanganyi said the meeting resolved that the airline should comply with the applicable legislation.
“Upon receipt of the relevant documentation, the Civil Aviation Authority will release the Air Zimbabwe aircraft. It can be confirmed that during the meeting, Air Zimbabwe did submit the required documents which are being assessed by [the SA Civil Aviation Authority]and if found to be in order, a recommendation will be made to the department to issue the [Foreign Operator’s Permit]. It is anticipated that the whole matter will be resolved within a day,” he said.
On Friday, an Air Zimbabwe flight was set to take off for Harare shortly after 18:00 but was cancelled. – ANA