Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Capital Business
Capital Business

World

Zimbabwe pilots end month long strike

HARARE, Apr 21 – Striking Air Zimbabwe pilots have resumed flights to South Africa, partially ending a crippling one-month strike after reaching a deal with the government, the airline said Thursday.

"Air Zimbabwe board and management wish to advise the public that whilst negotiations are still under way with our pilots to restore normal operations, we have resumed operations on the Harare-Johannesburg-Harare route," acting chief executive Innocent Mavhunga said in a statement.

The pilots went on strike last month demanding payment of their outstanding salaries and wages, which amounted to $4 million (2.8 million euros).

Air Zimbabwe is saddled with a $100-million debt that has forced it to cut its routes from 25 to seven. The state-owned carrier is also weighed down by an ageing fleet and high staff turnover.

The airline\’s problems have allowed other carriers such as South African Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Kenya Airways to take over routes that Air Zimbabwe used to dominate.

The carrier is one of several state-owned firms that have posted losses and been shortlisted for a sell-off.

Click to comment
Advertisement

More on Capital Business

Executive Lifestyle

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 12 – The country’s super wealthy individuals are increasing their holding of bonds, gold and cash, a new report by Knight...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 9 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi has urged members of the public to exercise extreme caution when making any...

Ask Kirubi

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 24 – Businessman and industrialist Dr. Chris Kirubi is set to own half of Centum Investment Company PLC, following a go-ahead...

Headlines

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 18 – Commercial Banks have been ordered to provide relief to borrowers on their personal loans, with loans eligible from March...

Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya, Jun17 – Kenya’s tea leaves manufacturer Kericho Gold, has been awarded the Superbrands Seal by Superbrands East Africa for their quality variety...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 22 – Airtel Kenya is offering free internet access for students in order to enable continued learning at home in the...

Coronavirus

NAIROBI, Kenya, Apr 13 – As the local telecommunications industry gears up to roll out 5G networks in the country, the Communications Authority of...

Ask Kirubi

It is without a doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has caught the whole world by surprise. Although its full impact is yet to be...