Zambezi Airlines withdrew its B737-500 from operation which it made available to Air Zimbabwe on a long-term lease in Mar-2011 (New Zimbabwe, 18-May-2011). Due to the seizure (stemming from a USD460,000 debt), Air Zimbabwe has been forced to cancel all regional services. The aircraft had reportedly flown into Harare on a scheduled flight on the evening of 16-May-2011, but immediately turned back. The loss of the aircraft leaves the carrier operating one route between Harare and London, in addition to its two domestic routes.
Air Zimbabwe aircraft seized over debt
19-May-2011 1:22 PM