Ethiopian Airlines reduces flight frequency to Victoria Falls

Ethiopian Airlines has announced a reduction in flight frequency to three times a week into Victoria Falls, the company said.

Kenya Airways also announced it would stop flights into the country´s prime resort destination from yesterday.

Victoria Falls, a tourist attraction in Zimbabwe, is facing a massive knock on tourist arrivals as major international airlines that are key in bringing in tourists indicated they will either stop flying in or reduce frequencies into the resort town due to the continued threat of coronavirus.

The pandemic has affected most air companies and a majority of them have grounded their planes as passenger volumes decline after most governments across the world told their citizens to minimise travel and stay at home.

The resort town records an average of 200,000 tourists a year and during major holidays such as Easter, visitors to Victoria Falls are around 6,000 per day, according to the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority.

British Airways had daily flights into the country, Air Namibia had five flights per week, while South African Airlink was flying to Victoria Falls everyday except Saturdays.

South African Airways has announced that it will immediately suspend all international operations until 31 May 2020 in response to a Government travel ban aimed at stopping the transmission of coronavirus.