Tuesday’s statement names Air Zimbabwe – regularly used by Mugabe on his overseas trips – as one of four airlines added to the list “due to unaddressed safety deficiencies that were detected by the European Safety Agency”. The latest directive which was contained in the EU Commission’s Air Safety List cited the inability of Air Zimbabwe to meet international safety standards, ‘’…they are therefore subject to an … Zimbabwe’s national carrier, Air Zimbabwe, has been blacklisted by the European Union (EU) from operating in EU skies.. Credit: Hansueli Krapf. The state-owned Air Zimbabwe has laid off hundreds of staff over the past two years. COUNTRY/REGION Zimbabwe Its one serviceable plane was banned earlier this week from flying into Johannesburg — South Africa’s largest city and Air Zimbabwe’s only international destination — after failing to pay its airport fees. Air Zimbabwe is one of six airlines around the globe banned within European Union airspace due to security concerns within the company. The airline is so neck-deep into its debts (reportedly exceeding $370 million), that in 2011 one of its planes was seized in London (UK) over an unpaid $1,2 million debt for spares.. MA60 is a … All five of Air Zimbabwe’s planes were grounded in April, the Zimbabwe … The Herald, however, quotes Transport and Infrastructural Minister, Dr. Joram Gumbo, as saying only two long-haul flights of Air Zimbabwe had temporarily been banned from servicing European routes. Air Zimbabwe has been banned from from using airports owned by Airports Company South Africa. Air Zimbabwe has been refused permission to operate flights to the EU because the airline has been unable to demonstrate that it complies with international air safety standards; The British government has warned that any British government employees travelling to and within Zimbabwe … The state-owned Air Zimbabwe has laid off hundreds of staff over the past two years. Air Zimbabwe has been placed on the European Union Air Safety List for failure to comply with safety standards expected from airlines flying into the Eurozone. One of four banned. Air Zimbabwe added to EU Air Safety List, banned from operating flights to EU as of May 16 TIMEFRAME expected from 5/16/2017, 12:00 AM until 5/30/2017, 11:59 PM (Africa/Harare). The job losses are part of a turnaround strategy to bring struggling Air Zimbabwe back to profitability from a $300m (£230m) debt. Share Article. Zimbabwe: National Airline Faces World Ban The Herald, 23 June 2012. Air Zimbabwe now 'banned from flying over EU skies' HARARE Zimbabwe (Xinhua) --Woes continue to mount for national airline Air Zimbabwe after the European Union (EU) banned it from flying over its skies on Tuesday due to safety concerns.Although Air Zimbabwe has not been plying commercial routes into the … Airports Company South Africa has banned Air Zimbabwe from flying to nine South African airports after failing to pay debts relating to landing charges, parking and passenger fees. The ban applies to Air Zimbabwe flights both entering and leaving South Africa. News Team 25th October 2019 Air Zimbabwe has been banned from flying to Europe after failing international air safety standards. Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) has prohibited Air Zimbabwe from using its airports over a non-payment of charges.