Zambezi Airlines

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Zambezi Airlines
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IATA ICAO Callsign
Ceased operations2012
HubsKenneth Kaunda International Airport
Fleet size1
HeadquartersLusaka, Zambia (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.


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]


 South Africa





 DR Congo



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


  1. ^ "Airline ticket sales remained down in July". 14 August 2009. Retrieved 22 December 2011.
  2. ^ Mwale, Cynthia (2009). "ZCC approves Zambezi Airlines, Proflight alliance". Retrieved 20 July 2010.
  3. ^ "Business Day". Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  4. ^ Ranter, Harro. "Aviation Safety Network > ASN Aviation Safety Database > Operator index > Zambia > Zambezi Airlines". Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  5. ^ List of airlines from Zambia, at
  6. ^ "Zambezi Airlines loses planes". UKZAMBIANS. 2012-02-23. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
  7. ^ "Zambezi Airlines Fleet Details and History". Retrieved 2017-08-16.

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