Harare (New Ziana)-Rwanda flag carrier airline RwandAir on Monday announced the suspension of flights on its southern Africa routes due to concerns on Covid-19 variants prevalent throughout the region.
In a statement, the airline said the suspension was effective from 8 February 2021.
“In view of the global concerns on Covid variants prevalent throughout southern Africa, RwandaAir announces the suspension of its flights to Johannesburg, Capetown, Lusaka and Harare, effective 8 February 2021. Scheduled flights will resume as soon as there is more clarity on the situation. Affected customers can re-book and fly at a later date at no additional cost – or request a refund,” it said.
In a related matter, Emirates also suspended flights to Lusaka and Harare “due to operational reasons”.
“Emirates flights to/from Harare, a linked service with Lusaka, will temporarily be suspended from 13 February to 28 February 2021 due to operational reasons,” the airline said.
“Flights to/from Lusaka will continue to operate as four weekly services. Customers holding tickets with final destination Harare will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin,” it added.