According to eTNW, the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) has implemented a policy that forces passengers flying with Air Zimbabwe to pay airport taxes separately from airline tickets, in cash, before departing Zimbabwe.
The policy, which came in to effect on 10 November, requires international travellers to pay $50 and domestic travellers $15 prior to departure. The Passenger Service Charge (PSC) must be paid directly to CAAZ at its offices located at Harare, Bulawayo, Victoria Falls and Kariba airports, as the airline has failed to remit its taxes.
This tax requirement will not reduce Air Zimbabwe airfares.
Passengers who did not want to pay in cash can purchase a tax coupon from the airline when purchasing their ticket. These coupons have been pre-purchased by the airline from the Civil Aviation Authority on behalf of passengers and will be collected at boarding gates on departure.