August 13, 2021: Zambia Airways is set to commence operations from September 30, 2021. The airline has been in the works since late 2018 but has been delayed due to regulatory hurdles and later the pandemic.

Zambia Airways will initially operate domestic flights to Livingstone, Ndola and Solwezi, using two Bombardier Q400s and regional flights to Johannesburg and Harare, using a B737-800. The airline will launch local and regional routes, at the new Terminal 2 at Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and the new Ndola Copperbelt Airport.

Zambia Airways is a joint venture between Zambia's state-owned Industrial Development Corporation (55 percent) and Ethiopian Airlines (45 percent). Both the parties have invested $30 million in capital to prepare the carrier for operations.

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