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Zimbabwe launches Zimbabwe Airways to encourage tourism

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Zimbabwe has launched a second state-owned airline, Zimbabwe Airways.
Earlier this year Zimbabweans were startled to learn that the government had concluded a secret $70m deal to buy four second-hand Boeing jets from Malaysia to form the core of a new national airline, Zimbabwe Airways.
This new venture is supposed to compete with Air Zimbabwe, the flag carrier. It ran up huge debts thanks to poor management and ex-President Robert Mugabe's habit of commandeering its planes so his wife could shop abroad.
The government hopes to kindle the tourism and business by reopening long-haul routes...
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