Air Zimbabwe to launch flights to Iran  

November 5, 2008

Zimbabwe’s national airline will this month commence flights to Iran as part of a deal aimed at opening up new markets for the southern African country’s tourism sector, state media reported here Tuesday.

A spokesman for the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe said Air Zimbabwe would fly to Teheran five times a week.
The Herald newspaper said the agreement was in line with the Zimbabwe Government’s Look East Policy and also aimed at luring airlines from the Middle East region to fly into the country.
Most Western international airlines have pulled out of Zimbabwe in the past eight years, citing poor business patronage blamed on the country’s present economic problems.
(Source: African Press Agency)