Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Air Zimbabwe Needs $4 Million to End Pilot Strike....

Air Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe national flag carrier, needs at least $4 million to pay pilots to end a strike that began on March 23, Newsday reported, citing acting Chief Executive Officer Innocent Mavhunga.
The airline can’t afford arrears it owes to pilots and engineers after it last year cut salaries to between $1,000 and $1,500 a month from between $3,000 and $7,000, the Harare-based newspaper cited Mavhunga as saying yesterday.
Air Zimbabwe employs 49 pilots, though of the company’s aircraft, only two Boeing 767s, two Boeing 737s and one MA60 are currently functioning, Newsday said.