Air Zimbabwe responds to being on EU blacklist



Air Zimbabwe says it has an impeccable safety record

Air Zimbabwe says it is working to rectify problems that has led to it being banned from flying to airports in the European Union (EU) because of safety concerns.

In a statement to the BBC, the state-owned carrier said it was currently not flying to Europe but “we have listened to our customers who have requested direct flights” to the continent.

Air Zimbabwe was modernising its systems “in line with current best practise”, it added.

In the past the carrier has said it has an impeccable safety record and has had no fatalities since independence in 1980.