Friday, June 15, 2012

► ZAMBIA: Zambezi Airlines recommences flights as of 17 June.

Zambezi Airlines logoAs of Sunday 17 June 2012, Zambian carrier Zambezi Airlines (ZJ) is set to return to the skies after a 7 month hiatus from service, following various safety issues raised by Zambia's Civil Aviation Authority, that have since been settled.

After the return of its two Boeing 737-500s to GECAS, the airline has opted to lease a Bombardier CRJ-200 from South African Express on routes to include Lusaka to Ndola, Harare, Dar es Salaam, Johannesburg, Ndola and Lubumbashi, with its first flight scheduled to be Johannesburg to Lusaka.
Zambezi Airlines Network
Zambezi Airlines Network
"“We feel happy that finally we are back. We have learnt our lessons where we went wrong. We need to make sure we are now back to stay. It’s a 50-seater plane we shall be using being that the plane is cost efficient in terms of fuel,” Mujajati said.
“We shall be using a 50-seater plane so that our load factor is 40 passengers. Those days we were carrying 90 passengers, but now we want to start small considering that we might have lost half of our market after the suspension.”"
Read More Here [Lusaka Times]

Zambezi Airlines' official schedule can be downloaded here.

Zambezi Airlines Timetable
Effective 15 June 2012 - 31 May 2013
Lusaka, Zambia – Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • ZJ306 LUN1100 – 1400DAR CRJ 24
  • ZJ307 DAR1445 – 1545LUN CRJ 24
Lusaka, Zambia – Harare, Zimbabwe
  • ZJ504 LUN0700 – 0800HRE CRJ 24
  • ZJ506 LUN1730 – 1830HRE CRJ 24
  • ZJ505 HRE0845 – 0945LUN CRJ 24
  • ZJ507 HRE1930 – 2030LUN CRJ 24
Lusaka, Zambia – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ZJ225 LUN0645 – 0845JNB CRJ x247
  • ZJ234 JNB1930 – 2130LUN CRJ x246
Ndola, Zambia – Johannesburg, South Africa
  • ZJ269 NLA1510 – 1715JNB CRJ 135
  • ZJ268 JNB0930 – 1130NLA CRJ 135
Ndola, Zambia – Lubumbashi, DRC
  • ZJ303 NLA1215 – 1300FBM CRJ 135
  • ZJ304 FBM1345 – 1430NLA CRJ 135
Read More Here [Airline Route]