FlySafair lands at RGMI airport

FlySafair touched down at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport for the first time this morning.

The airline which has expanded its routes landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (RGMI) from Johannesburg.

Zimbabwe continue to attract foreign airlines as its economic prospects and tourists appeal continue to scale dizzy heights.

Minister of Transport and Infrastructural Development, Honourable Tapiwa Mhona presided over the maiden flight celebrations at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (RGMI).

The airline fly to and from various countries in the region and in Africa.

The airline will ply the Johannesburg-Harare route on a daily basis.

FlySafair is an international low-cost airline based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Safair and an associate airline of ASL Aviation Holdings.

The airline was established in August 2013 and was granted approval by the South African Air Service Licensing Council to launch operations with ten daily services between Johannesburg’s OR Tambo International Airport and Cape Town International Airport.

The airline had plans to begin operations in October 2013. However, on 8 October 2013, the High Court of South Africa granted an interim court order preventing the airline from starting operations, following an application by rival carriers, on the basis that it did not meet the legal requirement of 75% local ownership.

Substantial restructuring of ownership took place and FlySafair’s inaugural flight eventually took place on 16 October 2014.

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