Air Zimbabwe A320-214 Z-WPM in front of Air Zimbabwe hangar at Harare International airport.
In June Air Zimbabwe was up in court to fight for ownership of two A320s. The two Airbus planes
were delivered to the carrier over seven years ago, but have barely been used yet.
Air Zimbabwe is in a tug of war with the Isle of Man company South Jet over two Airbus A320s.
The aircrafts which are apparently parked up and not suitable for use right now, were acquired by
the airline in 2012. However, the circumstances of the acquisition are muddy.
The carrier claims that the aircrafts were donated to the Government of Zimbabwe by authorities
in the Isle of Man, and subsequently passed to the airline. However, SouthJet maintains that the
aircraft are dry leased from them and have taken Air Zimbabwe to court over its failure to pay the
The two Airbus A320-200s, registered Z-WPM and Z-WPN, we arranged to go to Zimbabwe in
a deal spearheaded by China Sonangol International. At the same time, the Chinese partner was
looking to bail out the Mugabe regime and help revive the debt-laden national carrier.
The deal was brokered through two Isle of Man "special purpose vehicles", known as South
Jet One and SouthJet Two. Z-WPM entered into active service for a while, but Z-WPN has been
parked at Johannesburg O.R.Tambo since the start of 2014.
B737-2NO/ADV Z-WPA cn 23677
B767-2NO/ER Z-WPF cn 24867
B777-200/ER Z-RGM cn 28421 (store at Addis Ababa)
B777-200/ER Z-NGB cn XXXXX (store at Addis Ababa)
Embraer ERJ 145 N812HK (not jet taken in service)
Xian MA 60 Z-WPK c 2016 (stored)
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