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Zimbabwe Takes Delivery of Used B777 With Hopes to Launch New Direct Flights to China

A Boeing 777 from Kuala Lumpur landed at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare this week and brought with it the hope that Zimbabwe can revive its national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe. This is the first of two 777-200s that Zimbabwe purchased for $16.5 million apiece from Malaysia Airlines.

Air Zimbabwe has big ambitions to open new direct flights to both the UK and China as part of an effort to attract more tourists. But the carrier must first overcome some sizable hurdles first:

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