December 21, 2017: The national carrier of Zambia will be operational in partnership with Ethiopian Airlines, announced the Transport minister recently. The new airline will be operated under the name Zambia Airways 2014 Limited. The previous national carrier, Zambia Airways was liquated in 1994.

According to a news report by the Daily Nation, the cabinet has approved the re-establishment of the long-awaited national airline at an initial estimated cost of US $30 million quoting the Transport minister Brian Mushimba. It added that the Zambian government would be the majority shareholder in the partnership. However, there were no further details available on the partnership.

Zambia Airways ran broke primarily due to patronage and abuse by the political establishment, reports the Daily Nation. Zambia Airways was founded in 1964 as a subsidiary of Central African Airways.

Ethiopian Airlines was launched in 1946 and distinguished itself as a pioneer in African aviation industry.

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