DIGITALISATION OF AFRICA’S AIRPORTS IS THE KEY TO ECONOMIC RECOVERY

Critical airport worker and capacity shortfalls in Africa that threaten to keep flights and passengers grounded and impede the continents’ economic recovery can be rapidly and affordably addressed with the adoption of trusted, secure cloud-based solutions, according to SITA, the air transport industry IT and communications systems provider. Recent experiences in the UK, Australia and other […]

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FASTJET ENTERS BOTSWANA

The Zimbabwean subsidiary of the Fastjet Group continues its regional expansion by adding Botswana to its network. From 30 June, Fastjet will offer four daily flights [Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday] between Victoria Falls and Maun in northwestern Botswana.  The frequency will be tri-weekly between 7 and 21 September 2022. The route will be operated without competition by […]

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BOTSWANA: AIR BOTSWANA RESUMES FLIGHTS TO ZAMBIA & ZIMBABWE

Botswana’s state-owned national flag carrier, Air Botswana, resumes scheduled flights between Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (GBE) in Gaborone, Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport (HRE) in Harare and Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka on 06 May 2022. The airline initially operates two weekly direct flights on Fridays and Sundays and is planning to increase frequencies to three weekly flights as demand builds up. Air Botswana deploys its Embraer 170 jet to […]

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PASSENGER TRAFFIC RECOVERY CONTINUES IN MARCH SAYS IATA

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced passenger data for March 2022 demonstrating that the recovery of air travel continues. Impacts from the conflict in Ukraine on air travel demand were quite limited overall while Omicron-related effects continued to be confined largely to Asian domestic markets. Total traffic in March 2022 (measured in revenue passenger kilometers […]

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EUROWINGS DISCOVER NOW ALLOWED TO OFFER TICKETS BETWEEN WINDHOEK VICTORIA FALLS

The Lufthansa Group has obtained fifth freedom rights, which enables its customers to purchase tickets on the regional tag flight between Hosea Kutako International Airport (WDH) in Windhoek, Namibia, and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. These flights are operated by Eurowings Discover, Lufthansa Group’s long-haul leisure airline, which operates three weekly flights between Frankfurt Airport (FRA) in Frankfurt, Germany, and Victoria Falls via Windhoek. In commercial aviation, a fifth freedom right allows an airline from one […]

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PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA DEBUTS CRJ-200LR OPERATIONS

Proflight Zambia (P0, Lusaka) has reached a new milestone with the deployment into commercial service this week of its first Zambian-registered CRJ200LR, the airline announced. The privately-owned airline plans to use the 50-seater 9J-PFZ (msn 7391) to relaunch a direct service between Ndola and Johannesburg O.R. Tambo, South Africa on April 25. Complementing Proflight Zambia’s existing fleet of one CRJ100LR and three Jetstream 41s, […]

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EUROWINGS DISCOVER FINALLY LANDS IN ZIMBABWE

Lufthansa Group operated airline Eurowings Discover touched down on the runway at the Victoria Falls International Airport at 11:15 am today Wednesday 30th of March 2022. The Airbus A330 (Flight 4Y138) which departed from Frankfurt, Germany on March 29 was greeted with a traditional water cannon welcome, much to the joy of both the tourism sector and those in the aviation […]

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FASTJET LAUNCHES VICTORIA FALLS TO MBOMBELA KRUGER MPUMALANGA FLIGHTS

Fastjet Zimbabwe, the award-winning value-based airline, has today, Wednesday, 16 March 2022 launched flights from Zimbabwe’s tourism capital of Victoria Falls, to Mbombela Kruger Mpumalanga International Airport in South Africa. The new schedule service route will operate three (3) times a week on a Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Providing a boost for tourism between the two […]

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PROFLIGHT ZAMBIA TO RESUME FLIGHTS BETWEEN NDOLA AND JOHANNESBURG

Zambian airline Proflight Zambia has announced the resumption of flights between Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport (NLA) in Ndola in the Copperbelt Province in northern Zambia and OR Tambo International Airport (JNB) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Effective 25 April 2022, flights from Ndola will operate three times a week on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, departing at 08:10 and arriving in Johannesburg at 10:40. Flights from Johannesburg depart on the same days […]

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ZAMBIA AIRWAYS TO LAUNCH FLIGHTS BETWEEN LUSAKA & SOLWEZI

The national airline of the Republic of Zambia, Zambia Airways, has announced the launch of its third domestic route. Effective 16 March 2022, the airline will operate four weekly flights between Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) in Lusaka and Solwezi Airport (SLI) in Solwezi in Zambia’s North-Western Province. Flights will be operated on board the airline’s only aircraft in service, a De Havilland Canada Dash 8-400. Zambia Airways, […]

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