The national airline, Air Zimbabwe has introduced its newly acquired airbus A320 plane on the Harare-Johannesburg route.
The airbus A320 is a fly by wire medium haul aero-plane and will fly the Harare-Johannesburg route daily amid plans by Air Zimbabwe to introduce more regional routes.
Previously, the Harare-Johannesburg route was being serviced by a Boeing 767 which is a long haul aircraft.
Air Zimbabwe Public Relations Executive, Shingai Taruvinga said the plane is more comfortable, fuel efficient and compares to what regional airlines are offering.
It is expected that the introduction of the new plane will improve the airline's brand perception as it moves towards efforts to reclaim its market share.
Passengers on board the A320's inaugural flight to Johannesburg told the ZBC News that the aircraft is much more comfortable and spacious, adding that having more flights on the route will augur well for business and tourism.
Johannesburg is a key market for Air Zimbabwe as its O.R. Tambo Airport has become an international hub.
The airline is planning to introduce another airbus A320.
The development comes at a time Zimbabwe is preparing to co-host the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) General Assembly in August where airlines will play a key role in making the country accessible.