Friday, September 16, 2011

Air Zimbabwe Flights resumes

HARARE, Zimbabwe— The head of Zimbabwe’s state airline says pilots have ended their third strike in 10 months but that service has yet to resume because no one has booked a flight.Air Zimbabwe chief executive Innocent Mavhunga said Friday the airline resolved its salary dispute with pilots after it got a bailout from the transport ministry. He refused to disclose the amount. The strike lasted six weeks.
But he said that no flightswere likely to resume Friday because the sudden end of the strike was not widely known.The heavily indebted airline’s 49 pilots have been on strike three times in the past 10 months, demanding more than $9 million in unpaid salaries and allowances.