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Air Zimbabwe’s plane back to business

National flag carrier Air Zimbabwe is back in the air after its last operational plane, a Boeing 767-200 jet, was released after it had been impounded at OR Tambo International Airport over debts.

The Airports Company of South Africa last Wednesday seized the Zimbabwean plane over debts relating to handling fees, parking fees and other related costs, placing Air Zimbabwe’s flights schedule into a tailspin.

Air Zimbabwe spokesperson Tafadzwa Mazonde confirmed the plane was released Friday and normal flights had returned.

“There were negotiations that were held after we dispatched our team to resolve the differences. We were given the clearance to take off and land on Friday.

“Normal flight schedules have since resumed,” Mazonde said.

Air Zimbabwe owes domestic and foreign creditors close to $300 dollars. The Zimbabwe Government placed the airline under administration last year and has since invited bids for partners.

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