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flyafrica introduces Hre-Vic Falls flights

LOW cost carrier flyafrica-Zimbabwe will introduce flights between Harare and Victoria Falls next month as it enters the domestic market in another boost for the tourism industry.

It will fly four times per week on the route on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

flyafrica's entrance onto the domestic route would bring competition to national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, which flies daily on the route and will resultantly lead in the slashing of fares.

Fares for the one-way flight would start from $79,99 inclusive of taxes.

flyafrica will also introduce daily flights between Johannesburg and Bulawayo with effect from March 1.

"Following the great enthusiasm and support for our inaugural Harare-Johannesburg flight we are continuing with our expansion plans," flyafrica-Zimbabwe chief executive officer Chakanyuka Karase said.

The airline operates daily flights between Harare and Johannesburg. It also operates four flights per week on the Victoria Falls-Johannesburg route.

"Our route expansion is in line with the delivery of our second Boeing 737-500 aircraft into the flyafrica-Zimbabwe fleet," Karase said.

"Our next expansion will be into our neighbouring countries of Mozambique, Zambia, Tanzania and Malawi. We are committed to developing more routes during 2015 and enabling more passengers to travel around Africa without having to use the traditional path of connecting through Johannesburg."

Tourism experts say accessibility was key to destination marketing.

Since the use of a multicurrency regime, a number of airlines have either resumed or started flight into the country.

Intra-connectivity was low as Air Zimbabwe has not been reliable.
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