Air Zimbabwe was the national airline of Zimbabwe. From its hub at Harare International Airport, the carrier mainly operated a network within southern Africa. It was 100%-owned by the government of Zimbabwe.
Following financial difficulties, Air Zimbabwe ceased operations in 2012. The airline was reactivated in late November 2012, with a reduced flight scheme serving the Harare–Johannesbourg route.
The entity that eventually became Air Zimbabwe formally came into being in 1967, when the Government of Rhodesia created Air Rhodesia Corporation to succeed Air Rhodesia, a wholly owned subsidiary of Central African Airways that had existed since 1964 as a domestic airline within Rhodesia. Air Rhodesia inherited CAA operations following its dissolution at the end of 1967. It became the short-lived Air Zimbabwe Rhodesia in 1978, and finally Air Zimbabwe in 1980 when the Republic of Zimbabwe was formed.