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Fresh Air flights

Fresh Air, a Zimbabwean registered company, was a joint venture between 1time Airlines and Harare-based Nu-Aero, under which Fresh Air would provide the licenses required to fly in Zimbabwe, and 1time will provide the fleet. The airline flew one flight on the 2nd November 2012 from Johannesburg and Victoria Falls (the deal was 1time should cease flying to Livingstone), after which it was grounded as 1time airline filed for liquidation.

Flight routes

JNB - Victoria Falls

Management

Chakanyuka Karase is CEO of Fresh Air.

1time Airline's commercial director, is Chief Operating Officer.

News

18 June 2014. The new low cost carrier Fly Africa, operating flights between Johannesburg and Vic Falls, has been tied to Fresh Air. The previous Chief Operating Officer of Fresh Air, Matipedza Karase, is Fly Africa's Zimbabwean country manager and he is related to Fresh Air's CEO Chakanyuka Karase. Fly Africa's first flight is scheduled for the 23rd of July 2014.

2 November 2012. Fresh Air flies its first and only flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Fall and back, before founding out that 1time airline had filed for liquidation. Matipedza Karashe, Fresh Air commercial director, said that “We are shocked about the developments as we were not aware that 1time would file for liquidation. We actually discovered this when we landed after our first flight. We had pulled all our resources towards that and had received all the necessary regulatory approval for our flights, so this is really a setback. Our contingent measures are that we expect to re-start our operations within the next 21 working days.”

3 August 2012. Fresh Air is launched by 1time & Nu-Aero. Mike Bond, commercial director of 1time said that "This will allow us to offer low-cost flights to the Zimbabwean domestic market. It would be a first step. This is for the development of Zimbabwean aviation — this isn’t about 1time coming and taking all the value, this about creating a business in Zimbabwe that develops their aviation industry." The Chief Executive of Fresh Air, Chakanyuka Karase, said that "The entry of a low-cost carrier in Zimbabwe has great potential. We have absolutely no doubt this business model will succeed as it is exactly what our emerging economy needs to maintain sustainability." Blacky Komani, CE of 1time, said that "Our partnership with Fresh Air is simple; we share our experience and infrastructure in the aviation industry while Fresh Air launches Zimbabwe's first low-cost carrier, with licences to operate the underserviced domestic market and various regional routes to be announced in the near future. In doing so, Fresh Air are creating jobs and building a foundation for a sustainable business...The result is that 1time’s operating cost will remain the same and the benefit to us is that our load factors will be much higher. As South Africa’s busiest holiday season dawns upon us, we have no doubt that our joint venture with Fresh Air will be anything other than successful. We also believe that Zimbabwe will benefit by the introduction of a low cost carrier to help stimulate tourism as well as business trade between the two countries. Fresh Air’s schedule to Victoria Falls is not an additional route, but rather a route swop between partners.” The schedule include 3 weekly flights on Mondays, Fridays and Sundays; leaving JNB at 10h40, 10h40 and 10h20 respectively.

July 2012. Fresh Air & 1time complete the demonstration flight required by the Civil Aviation Authority, flying from JNB to Harare, and then to Victoria Falls & back to Johannesburg.



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