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Zambia Airways establishes new route linking Lusaka and Dar-es-salaam, extending to Nairobi

Effective from June 27, 2024 Zambia Airways gets to establish a direct route linking Dar-es-salaam, the commercial metropolis of Tanzania, with Lusaka, the Capital City of Zambia.

According to an official statement from the Management of Zambia Airways this new route between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport and Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport is set to be the cheapest way to fly between these two cities, with round trip tickets starting at USD 310.

Zambia Airways, as it seems, will be flying thrice a week between Lusaka and Dar-es-salaam, before extending to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

The new flight ZN 504 from Lusaka (LUN) to Dar es Salaam (DAR) will also extend to Nairobi (NBO), City of Kenya.

Flights have been scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays during the week and Saturdays for those weekend trips to enjoy the bustling life of Lusaka.

Zambia Airways (2014) Limited is the national airline of the Republic of Zambia.

The essentially new airline, which commenced operations in December 2021, currently operates 10 weekly flights to Johannesburg, South Africa.

Zambia Airways also serves four domestic airports, namely Ndola, Livingstone, Lusaka and Solwezi, with 20 weekly flights.

In less than three years in operations, Zambia Airways has managed to become a key player in the region and the airline of choice locally and now is set to hatch new routes to Tanzania and Kenya.

“The network expansion solidifies our mission of enhancing regional connectivity and making air transport services affordable for a wide range of customers,” explains the Chief Executive of Zambia Airways, Thomas Woldesenbet.

“The launch of services to Dar es Salaam and Nairobi will further strengthen the ties between Zambia and the two East African sister countries and foster trade and tourism,” Woldesenbet maintains.

Zambia Airways complements what the Tanzania-Zambia Railways (TAZARA) train has been doing for over five decades now, connecting Dar-es-salaam to Kapirimposhi, Zambia.

The Zambian logistic company, through its Royal Africa Luxury Bus had previously established a special route between Dar-es-salaam City and Kitwe in Zambia in 2022 but services were shelved after only three months in operation.

However, the Zambia to Dar-es-salaam highway, with the main road passing via Tunduma, Mbeya and Iringa, remains the busiest route in the region.

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