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Airbus identifies Harare-London route as underserved in study of African connectivity

Zim Now Reporter

In a study commissioned by Airbus to identify routes with the potential for direct service to stimulate African air travel growth, the Harare-London route has been placed on top.

Airbus revealed results of the extensive study which builds on data from its Global Market Forecast 2023 during the AviaDev conference in Windhoek, Namibia, this Friday.

“With our capacity to make analyses about route and network development potential in-house, Airbus remains committed to partnering with airlines across Africa to identify optimised fleet solutions inline with network development requirements that further stimulate the continent’s air transport industry growth and improve connectivity for travellers,” said Airbus Market Intelligence and Consulting Director Geert Lemaire

According to Airbus’ study, between December 2022 and November 2023, almost 5,000 passengers flew from Harare to London and nearly 4,000 flew in the other direction.

Emirates, Qatar Airways, and Ethiopian Airlines are the main servers on the route.

Zimbabwean owne Fly Phoenix, announced in April that it is in the process of obtaining approvals and clearance from aviation authorities for direct Harare-London flights utilising the Airbus 330-200 aircraft, capable of accommodating over 300 passengers.

Lagos, Nairobi, Cape Town, and Dakar also joined Harare in the underserved categories that Airbus identified.

 

Complete list of the routes in Airbus’ study:

Africa- other continents

Harare-London

Johannesburg-Mumbai

Lagos-New York

Lagos-Toronto

Entebbe-London

Lagos-Manchester

Cape Town-Brussels

Durban-London

Nairobi-Washington

Lagos-Houston

Intra-African

Dakar-Libreville

Abidjan-Douala

Abuja-Nairobi

Cape Town-Lagos

Dakar-Douala

 

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