Irvin Muyumbwa, News Reporter
LUSAKA – Transport and Logistics minister Frank Tayali has announced that Zambia Airways will commence international flights to Johannesburg, South Africa on 1st July, 2022.
Speaking at the launch of a central ticketing office at East Park Mall on Monday morning, Tayali said the maiden flight to South Africa in the first week of July converges with the upcoming holidays of Heroes and Unity days.
Tayali added that as the flag carrier commences flights to South Africa, government looks forward to strengthening ties between the two countries through Zambia Airways.
He said the ministry is in the process of developing the aviation sector strategic plan whose ultimate goal will be to develop capacity, air traffic, economic development and stakeholder collaboration which is also expected to impact all sector players.
Meanwhile, Zambia Airways Chief Executive Officer Abiy Astrat Jiru says the airline’s revenue has tripled over the last 100 days of operation with about K1 million added monthly.
Jiru disclosed that new and bigger aircrafts are expected into the country for Zambia Airways as talks with manufacturers are already underway.