Air Zimbabwe passengers angered by bus offer

Air Zimbabwe has now resorted to booking passengers on buses after the airline suspended all domestic...

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Air Zimbabwe has now resorted to booking passengers on buses after the airline suspended all domestic flights.

Officials at the airline said the move was meant to save money.

On Friday, dozens of passengers on a flight to Bulawayo were told that they could have a refund or get on a bus after their scheduled flight was cancelled.

One angry passenger told state media that the bus offer was an insult.

But Air Zimbabwe chairperson Jonathan Kadzura has defended the move.

He said the airline's three Boeing 737s remain grounded and it was too expensive to use a bigger plane to service domestic routes.