and British Airways (BA) flights that sought to land in the country following
fruitful engagement among the concerned aviation authorities, Transport and
Infrastructure Development Minister Dr Joram Gumbo has said.
Air Zimbabwe’s morning flight to South Africa was also cleared. These
developments followed an earlier tiff on operating licences, which had expired
resulting in the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) barring all SAA
planes from landing in Zimbabwe on Saturday.
On Saturday morning, CAAZ grounded an SAA flight SA025 at
Harare International Airport in retaliation to the Friday incident where South
African authorities had also grounded an Airzim flight at Oliver Tambo
International Airport, leaving passengers stranded.
Victoria Falls International Airport, forcing the aircraft to land in
the necessary paper work, they have resumed clearance of flights on all sides.
Airways flights and two British Airways flights. An Air Zimbabwe flight to
Johannesburg was also cleared in the morning so we want to believe that the
impasse has been resolved. At the same time, authorities are doing what they
were supposed to have done and we do not expect that process to take very
long,” said Dr Gumbo.
latest development, saying flights commenced landing yesterday.
an overnight process since there were applications and approvals involved.
flights have resumed normal services,” he said.
of South Africa from landing in Zimbabwe. herald