Zambezi Airlines

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Zambezi Airlines
Zambezi Airlines.jpg
IATA
ZJ
ICAO
ZMA
Callsign
ZAMBEZI WINGS
Founded 2008
Ceased operations 2012
Hubs Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Fleet size 1
Destinations 9
Headquarters Lusaka, Zambia
Website www.flyzambezi.com (defunct)

Zambezi Airlines was a privately owned airline headquartered in Lusaka, Zambia, that operated flights to south and western Africa out of its base at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport.

History[edit]

Zambezi Airlines began operations in July 2008.[1] The airline first operated an Embraer 120. In May 2009, it acquired two Boeing 737-500. In June 2009, operations to Johannesburg, South Africa, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, commenced. In the same month, the airline was authorized by the Zambia Competition Commission to form an alliance with Proflight Commuter Services.[2][3]

On 1 November 2011, the airline licence of Zambezi Airlines was suspended because of safety issues.[4] Subsequently, the airline was dismantled in 2012.[5][6]

Destinations[edit]

 South Africa

 Tanzania

 Kenya

 Malawi

 Zimbabwe

 DR Congo

 Zambia

Fleet[edit]

Upon shut-down, the Zambezi Airlines fleet included the following aircraft:[7]

Zambezi Airlines Fleet
Aircraft In Fleet Retired Notes
CRJ-200ER 1 0 Operated by South African Express
Boeing 737-500 0 3 Returned to the lessors, General Electric Commercial Aviation Services (GECAS) by mutual agreement
Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia 0 1 Operated by Naturelink Aviation
Total 1 4

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