Astra Aviation opens new location in Harare
24 / 03 / 2016
African flight support company Astra Aviation has opened a new location at Harare International Airport in Zimbabwe.
The new location is being managed by Zimbabwe-born aviator Corrina Pickard. The facility currently employs three staff and marks Astra Aviation’s 9th location in its network.
Said a spokesperson: “To date, Astra Aviation has attracted mainly Boeing 747 and McDonnell Douglas MD-11 freighter operators who have been drawn by the company’s competitive handling prices. The airport is a popular hub for air and road transfers to many regional destinations in addition to being a centre for imports and exports for Zimbabwe.
“It is anticipated that the location will also serve as a regional hub for air ambulance flights as well as meeting the needs of tourist passengers staying in area’s popular game lodges and resorts. This facility will enable passengers to be flown in from unimproved strips, to then transfer on to larger jets for international flights, or to medevac aircraft.”