Harare - Air Zimbabwe has included an Embraer ERJ145 in its fleet. The former Trans States Airlines jet arrived at Harare International Airport on April 30 after a ferry flight from Kansas City via Gander, Reykjavik, Belfast, Malta, and Aswan.
According to the local media reports, the state-owned airline will acquire four more Embraer jets soon. The acquisitions of the planes are part of the efforts to revive the flag carrier of the country.
"Zimbabwe has taken delivery of an Embraer plane, which landed at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport this morning," the Ministry of Information posted on Twitter.
The plane is painted as Zimbabwe Airways, the failed branding attempt after long discussions in the parliement. It will be repainted in the coming days.
The 30 years old aircraft will operate on the regional routes of the company. The aircraft is currently under maintenance. It will enter into service after mid-May.
Air Zimbabwe continues its operations with a wet-leased Boeing 737-500 registered ZS-PKV from Johannesburg-based Africa Charter Airline. Airline's one Boeing 767-200ER, one Airbus A320-200, and two Boeing 737-200 are currently inactive.