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Zambezi Airlines flights

Zambezi Airlines was an airline offering flights from and within Zambia. Its planes were maintained at the airline's maintenance facilities in Lusaka, and by South African company, Jetworx (who were also responsible for certification).

Zambezi Airlines aircraft

Reservations details were:

You could make your flight reservations online or by phoning 011-390-1155 for their Johannesburg ticketing office, or 021-936-3380.

Flight routes were:

Cape Town - Livingstone

Chipata - Lusaka

Dar es Salaam - Lusaka

Johannesburg - Livingstone

Johannesburg - Lusaka

Johannesburg - Ndola

Johannesburg - Harare

Kitwe - Lusaka

Livingstone - Cape Town

Livingstone - Lusaka

Lusaka - Mfuwe

Lusaka - Ndola


23 Nov 2012

Robinson Misitala, the National Airports Corporation's MD, confirms that Zambezi Airlines has again halted its operations: "Yes they have suspended their operations for the time being. They have not officially communicated to us but they stopped flying a month ago."

8 Oct 2012

Zambezi Airlines is being sued by Royal Air Charters Limited for USD68500 for breach of contract.

15 May 2012

Zambezi Airlines reactivates its booking engine on its site.

10 Feb 2012

Three Zambezi Airlines planes are repossessed by GECAS (General Electric Commercial Aviation Services) for failing to pay rentals amounting to over $2m. The 2 planes which weren't already there, have been flown from Kenneth Kaunda Airport to O.R. Tambo International Airport. The planes are registered  9J-AJB Spirit of Mosi-o-Tunya, 9J-AJC Spirit of Limpopo and 9J-AJA Spirit of Kafue.

2 Nov 2011

Iata has announces that it has suspended the airline ZJ with immediate effect, as they have ceased operations in accordance with the provisions in Iata’s Resolution 850 Attachement F.

1 Nov 2011

Zambezi Airlines places a notice on their website, saying "We regret that all flights have been suspended until further notice. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you onboard again."

29 Oct 2011

Zambezi Airlines' AOC Air Operating Certificate is suspended by the Zambian Government due to "serious safety concerns"

30 Jun 2011

Zambezi Airlines flies its inaugural flight from Livingstone to Cape Town. It will operate a three times a week direct service on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Livingstone, Zambia,

“Recently, Turkish Airlines and Emirates Airline increased their number of flights and Air France also announced its non-stop flight between Cape Town International and Paris, Charles de Gaulle with three flights a week. Now Zambezi Airlines will also be flying three times a week. This is all positive news for the airport and Cape Town and certainly a testament to what we have to offer as a region in tourism and business.” Said Cape Town International Airport's Communications Manager, Deidre Hendricks.

“We are particularly proud that we are the first airline to launch the direct flight between the ever-popular destination of Cape Town and Zambia’s adventure capital, Livingstone, which is also home to the world-famous Victoria Falls.” said   Sidney Siwabamundi, Zambezi Airlines Commercial Manager.

6 Apr 2011

Zambezi Airlines announces that it is commencing flights between Cape Town and Livingstone (Zambia) from the 30th June 2011; on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (using a Boeing 737-500 aircraft).

4 Jun 2010

Zambezi Airlines commences flights between Johannesburg & Harare (Zimbabwe).

12 May 2009

Zambezi Airlines operates its first flight from Lusaka to Johannesburg. The Zambezi Airline Boeing 737 left Lusaka at 1000 hours and landed at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport at 1150 local time.

25 May 2009

Zambezi Airlines takes delivery of the first of two Boeing 737-500 aircraft - christened “Spirit of Kafue”, having entered into a lease agreement with GE Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS).

Jul 2008

Zambezi Airlines begins operations

air hostesses on Zambezi Airlines flights

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