As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many are asking whether the airlines are still flying, particularly between Zimbabwe and South Africa. In the context of the South African lockdown from Friday, 27 March, this is what we found out:
Fastjet: Are still flying, but are not taking bookings for South Africa – Zimbabwe flights from 27 March onwards. Fastjet are only accepting Zimbabwe and South African passports holders for flights from Zim to SA, and Zim passport holders from SA to Zim. For enquiries call 086 7700 6060 (Harare office).
British Airways/Comair: Have limited seats for Harare – Johannesburg – Harare route for 25 March only. Flights from 26 March are shown as unavailable, visit https://www.britishairways.com/
South Africa Airways: Suspended all regional and international flights until 31 May, 2020.
SA Airlink: Are flying but there are no seats available before the SA lockdown.
Ethiopian Airlines: As of Tuesday, 24 March, Ethiopian was still taking bookings. Potential travellers can visit their website www.ethiopianairlines.com for further updates, however we advise you to visit their new offices in Belgravia (opposite KFC).
We recommend that travellers do not book online, but secure your tickets and obtain first-hand information by visiting the airline offices directly.
Wishing you all safe journeys, and if you have to be where you are now, stay safe.
Sean and Tom