Zambezi Airlines

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Zambezi Airlines
File:Zambezi Airlines.jpg
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]

Capt Pasco Chansa, Chief Pilot of Zambezi Airlines was celebrated dearly for his services, after his passing in May 13th 2016.


 South Africa

  • Johannesburg - OR Tambo International Airport
  • Cape town - Cape Town International Airport


  • Dar es Salaam - Julius Nyerere International Airport


  • Nairobi - Jomo Kenyatta International Airport


  • Lilongwe - Lilongwe International Airport


  • Harare - Harare International Airport

 DR Congo

  • Lubumbashi - Lubumbashi International Airport



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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  3. Frequency of Zambezi Airlines Flights
  4. Information about Zambezi Airlines at the Aviation Safety Network
  5. List of airlines from Zambia, at
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