KLM To Resume Flights To Zimbabwe Later This Year

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will begin operating service to Harare on 29 October 2012. The Zimbabwean capital will be served in combination with  Lusaka, Zambia.

Erik Varwijk, KLM Managing Director and Executive Vice President of Air France KLM International & The Netherlands said:

KLM sees great growth opportunities in Africa. This year we launched service to Luanda in Angola and Lusaka in Zambia, and in 2011 we began serving Kigali in Rwanda. This new addition to our network strengthens our position in Africa

KLM will offer 3 direct flights between Harare and Amsterdam. These flights will also service Lusaka.

An extra 11 flights will go via Nairobi, Kenya, every week.

Zimbabwe is seen now as a strong growth market. Recently, Emirates Airways Airlines added Harare to its route. There is talk of other airlines trying to find their way back into Zimbabwe.

As someone said on twitter, the comeback is on.