Air Zimbabwe is the national airline of the region. Established in 1967 as Air Rhodesia, the airline has developed into a major carrier for Zimbabwe operating to destinations across Africa, Asia and Europe. Headquartered on the grounds of Harare International Airport, also Air Zimbabwe’s hub, it is run by CEO Dr. Peter Chikumba.
As well as scheduled passenger services Air Zimbabwe has five subsidiaries- Galileo a reservation facility, NHS handling passenger and cargo, Air Zimbabwe Technical AZT, Air Zimbabwe Passenger Company and Air Zimbabwe Cargo. Together they comprise Zimbabwe’s premier airline operating scheduled routes around the world. Cheap flights from Air Zimbabwe depart from London Gatwick in the United Kingdom. Flights to African destinations such as Kenya, Malawi, Zambia and Angola depart daily. Asian routes include the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia and China.
Passengers flying with Air Zimbabwe are advised to arrive at the airport three hours before the flight. Check-in desks close 45 minutes prior to scheduled departure and passengers should be ready to board one hour before take-off.
On Air Zimbabwe flights to international destinations, Economy passengers can check in up to 30kg and Business Class travellers are permitted up to 40kg in total. All passengers can carry on an item of hand luggage which must not exceed 8kg. Check Air Zimbabwe information for excess baggage fees.
The seat pitch available to Economy passengers onboard an Air Zimbabwe flight is 30 inches. Business Class travellers can enjoy a larger seat pitch of 45 inches.
Frequent Flyer Programme
Air Zimbabwe's frequent flyer programme is The Rainbow Club. Passengers can choose from a personal or corporate membership and earn points for every mile flown. Rewards include free flights and upgraded seats.
Air Zimbabwe operates a number of commercial charters each year. Groups between 100-200 are catered to on domestic and international flights. As a recipient of various safety accolades Air Zimbabwe has been a first choice for organisations including the Zimbabwe national football team and the United Nations when deploying representatives on aid missions.