Monday, June 20, 2011

Air Zimbabwe out of fuel

Zimbabwe's debt-ridden national airline has cancelled flights to London and South Africa because fuel companies have cut off its supplies because of unpaid bills.

A senior manager at the troubled carrier yesterday confirmed the flight cancellations.
"We had no option but to cancel London flights because suppliers refused to give us fuel for the trip," the manager said.
London-to-Harare flights were also cancelled.
Air Zimbabwe GM Innocent Mavhunga would not deny that the groundings were a result of failure to pay fuel suppliers.
"I would not want to comment on that," he said.