Low Cost Carrier
Ceased Operations on 30-Oct-2015


flyafrica.com (Zimbabwe flyafrica) was a low cost carrier based at Harare Airport. The airline was a JV between Flyafrica Ltd and nu.com. The carrier provided domestic and regional services. flyafrica operated a fleet of ex-CSA Czech Airlines B737-500 aircraft.

flyafrica was forced to ground all services in Oct-2015, after the CAAZ revoked it's AOC. In Jan-2016, the airline had it's suspension lifted by the CAAZ, after the airline complied with all regulatory requirements. Current AOC Holder, Nu Aero, stated flyafrica.com will terminate its franchise agreement with FlyAfrica Limited and rebrand as Nu Aero after securing a new individual investor. The company secured funding to make payments to creditors and is in the process of registering new aircraft under its AOC and consolidating operations in Zimbabwe. Mr Mugwagwa said the new aircraft are larger than the Boeing 737-500s operated previously and will deliver lower costs per passenger. The airline intends to target the Harare-Bulawayo and Harare-Johannesburg markets and will consider acquiring a 42 to 50-seat aircraft for domestic routes. The carrier is also developing a new booking engine and website and plans to enter a call centre, online booking, sales and management agreement with Airconnect. Nu Aero planned to resume operations in mid Apr-2016. However, Nu Aero introduced flyafricazim as the new brand and announced plans to commence Harare-Johannesburg service in mid May-2016. flyafrica plans to resume operations in late Aug-2017 after receiving an AOC in May-2017, according to chairman Cassidy Mugwagwa.

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