jimyvr
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Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:02 pm

Originally posted on African Flyer Blog, Air Zimbabwe will launch 1x weekly Harare-Singapore-Guangzhou with 767-200 effective mid-November.

Existing 2x weekly Harare-Singapore-Beijing will down to 1x weekly. Kenya Airways and Ethiopian Airlines already flies into Guangzhou

Schedule:
UM772 HRE2215-1445SIN1545-1945CAN
UM773 CAN2115-0115SIN0215-0615HRE

It was a while ago there were reports saying the HRE-SIN-PEK in average have 10-20% load factor.
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 2:29 pm

haha what a joke. I suppose this was Mugabe's work at the Sino-Africa conference last week.

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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 3:05 pm

Congratulations to the spotters of Guangzhou for new material......and Congratulations to the citizens of Guangzhou who will now be able to experience Robert Mugabe's unsurpassed level of fine-quality air service.
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 4:58 pm

Do these flights even have overhead IFE? Does anyone have a picture of the interior of the Air Zimbabwe 767 and do they have local traffic rights SIN-CAN?

Why do so many african carriers now fly to CAN?
 
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 9:59 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 3):
Why do so many african carriers now fly to CAN?

Rather simple. Africa is a huge market and Southern China makes and supplies almost any product in the world.
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Mon Nov 06, 2006 10:13 pm

Quoting N754PR (Reply 4):
Rather simple. Africa is a huge market and Southern China makes and supplies almost any product in the world.

I wouldn't exactly say that Africa is a "huge" market... Maybe some parts of the continent are doing all right, but.. Must say I don't buy that argument.

However, China is investing and doing a lot of governmental "stuff" in Africa, among other things searching for natural resources (battling with the US..). This could be an important factor.

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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:12 am

Of course the flight will only be to Guangzhou on those days that a member of Mugabe's family don't want to go shopping in Paris or Milan  Wink
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 12:23 am

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
Of course the flight will only be to Guangzhou on those days that a member of Mugabe's family don't want to go shopping in Paris or Milan Wink

Amen to that.

Back in '99 Air Zim had to rent an MD-80 to fly us back from HRE to LGW thanks to the royal family. Unfortunately that required a stop in Benin and then Marseille on our way to LGW. But I wouldn't want to inconvenience the man of the people. Each way the load factor was 25% at most.

I can't believe anyone would do any business with these guys any more. Back then the exchange was 27 Zim for $1US. Now they probably have to pay cash to land and tank up their planes. And i'm not talking Zim cash either.
 
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:46 am

Did some sort of a new megamall open in CAN that Mrs. Mugabe has not yet had a chance to visit?
 
jimyvr
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 2:40 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 6):
Of course the flight will only be to Guangzhou on those days that a member of Mugabe's family don't want to go shopping in Paris or Milan Wink

Try short hop to Shanghai, they get to buy chinese and western stuff at the same time
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:18 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 3):
Do these flights even have overhead IFE? Does anyone have a picture of the interior of the Air Zimbabwe 767 and do they have local traffic rights SIN-CAN?

The B767s UM operates have main-screen video... in both classes.

Quoting Pmg1704 (Reply 7):
Back in '99 Air Zim had to rent an MD-80 to fly us back from HRE to LGW thanks to the royal family. Unfortunately that required a stop in Benin and then Marseille on our way to LGW. But I wouldn't want to inconvenience the man of the people. Each way the load factor was 25% at most.

First of all, it's not a 'royal' family - Mugabe, while governing the country like an emperor, still is 'only' the president.

And he's also been known to not completely hijack a flight, but only most of business class - at least he did on one of my HRE-FRA flights in 2000: half of the cabinet was on board as well, as well as several other government officials, but there were around 120-150 regular pax on board as well.
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RE: Air Zimbabwe Launch Guangzhou Service

Tue Nov 07, 2006 3:30 pm

Pardon my ignorance, but didn't UM just place an order for some IL-96-400s?
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