The brand-new Zambia Airways inaugurated operations with its initial domestic flight from Lusaka, Zambia to Ndola, Zambia, today. The airline will operate six times a week and five times a week to Ndola and Livingstone, Zambia, respectively.

Other domestic routes to Mfuwe, Zambia and Solwezi, Zambia will follow before introducing regional destinations, to Johannesburg, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe to its network within the first quarter of 2022.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, remarked, “The strategic equity partnership in the launching of Zambia’s national carrier is part of our Vision 2025 multiple hub strategy in Africa. Ethiopian is committed to its growth plan in collaboration with African carriers and the new Zambia Airways will serve as a strong hub in Central and Southern Africa availing domestic, regional and eventually international air connectivity for passengers and cargo to the major destinations in the Middle East, Europe and Asia, which will enhance the socio-economic integration and tourism industry in Zambia and the region.”