Monday, May 14, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Zambezi Airlines to resume flights next month.

Zambezi Airlines logoFollowing numerous court cases and the repossession of its aircraft by lessor GECAS, Lusaka-based, Zambian airline Zambezi Airlines (ZJ), is scheduled to restart services from next month.

According to press reports in Zambia,  Zambezi Airlines has complied with "most" aviation procedures and guidelines that led to the suspension of its services last October.
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Zambezi Airlines 737 at Joburg (Sean Mowatt)
"In an interview yesterday, Zambezi Airlines head of public relations and special projects Anthony Matoka said airline services were scheduled to resume by June 2012.   "We have finalised most of the procedures and we are hoping to resume services next month and we are looking forward to become a regional airline of distinction," said Matoka. "We shall avail a comprehensive statement soon to indicate the type of aircraft we shall be using and the routes to be serviced."
The Zambian government last year suspended Zambezi Airlines' operating certificate citing safety concerns. A tribunal was scheduled to be set up to probe the airline's operations."
Read More Here [The Post Zambia]

At present, the Zambezi Airlines site states that its booking portal will be open for business in the near future.

Prior to the revoking of its operator licence last year, Zambezi Airlines operated 3 Boeing 737-500s leased from GECAS and serviced Ndola and Lusaka domestically, along with Johannesburg, Cape Town, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi regionally.