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Formed in 2006 and started operations in 2008. Domestic, regional, & international, scheduled & charter, passenger & cargo, jet airplane services.
2nd Floor Petroda House
Great East Road
PO Box 35470
ZAMBIA (REPUBLIC OF ZAMBIA) WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964, IT COVERS AN AREA OF 752,618, ITS POPULATION IS 9.5 MILLION, ITS CAPITAL CITY IS LUSAKA, AND ITS OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IS ENGLISH.
April 2006: Zambezi Airlines (ZMB) is a privately owned regional airline established by Chairman, Dr Maurice Jangulo.
July 2008: Started domestic operations using an Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia from Lusaka to Livingstone, Solweezi, Chipata and the copper belt towns of Kitwe and Ndola.
January 2009: Has been operating 2 Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia, 1 wet-leased from NatureLink Charters (NRK). Offers connections between Chipata, Kitwe, Livingstone, Luska, Mfuwe, and Ndola.
Plans to add 1 737-300, (GEF) leased in first quarter of 2009. Will bring expatriate pilots (FC) to fly this airplane. It will be used for daily service between Lusaka and Johannesburg, as well as three weekly flights from the southern city of Livingstone.
April 2009: APG Global Associates said five more airlines joined its interline e-ticketing program - - Air China (BEJ), China Eastern Airlines (CEA), Ghana International Airlines (GHN), Phoebus Apollo Aviation and Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ). Joining APG IET permits airlines to use the Heli Air Monaco (YO/747) e-ticket as a neutral ticketing platform.
July 2009: Jetstream 32 airplane delivery to replace EMB-120 airplane.
More destinations are planned through the summer months and the airline is looking to develop its international network further through strategic partnerships with other airlines in the region.
September 2009: Travelport Global Distribution System (GDS) signed a content agreement with Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ) providing Travelport (GDS)-connected travel agents worldwide with access to the carrier's fares and inventory. (ZBZ) operates two 737-500s for new regional operations with flights to Johannesburg from Lusaka, Livingstone, and Ndola and to Dar es Salaam from Lusaka.
October 2009: SEE ATTACHED PHOTO - - "ZBZ-737-500-2009-10." It shows a 737-500 with caption that Fly Zambezi (ZBZ) has acquired 2 leased 737-500s, registered (9J-ZJB (shown in photo); & 9J-ZJB) to start scheduled service from Lusaka and Ndola to the region's major capital cities, including Johannesburg and Dar es Salaam.
March 2010: The USA and Zambia signed an "open skies" aviation agreement. Zambia is the USA's 96th "open skies" partner and 20th in Africa.
May 2010: 737-53S (28074, 9J-SJC "Spirit of Limpopo"), (GEF) leased, ex-(ES-ABH).
October 2011: Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ) is a Zambian low cost carrier (LCC) linking the capitals Lusaka, Dar es Salaam, Harare, Johannesburg, Lilongwe, Lubumbashi, and Nairobi. Johannesburg is also served directly from Ndola. A domestic network is served through an alliance with Proflight Zambia.
(IATA) Code: ZJ. (ICAO) Code: ZMA (Callsign - ZAMBEZI WING).
Main Base: Lusaka International airport (LUN).
Hub: Ndola Airport (NLA).
May 2012: Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ) is planning to resume scheduled services in June with a statement due soon detailing its plans and the airplane type to be used. It had been forced to suspend operations in October 2011 after its air operator certificate (AOC) had been temporarily revoked by the Zambian civil aviation authority, citing safety issues.
June 2012: Zambezi Airlines (ZBZ) has resumed limited operations on June 15 with a CRJ-200 wet-leased from South African Express ((IATA) Code: XZ, based at Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)). (ZBZ) had been grounded since November 1, 2011 after the Zambian civil aviation authority had suspended its operating license (AOC) citing safety issues. It currently operates from Lusaka to Harare International (HRE) and Johannesburg Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB) four times weekly and from Ndola (NLA) to Johannesburg and Lubumbashi Luano International (FBM). It has also resumed its Lusaka - Dar-es-Salaam (DAR) route which is served twice weekly.
Note: ZAMBEZI AIRLINES (ZBZ) is listed on the latest (EU) blacklist released 03.04.2012 of airlines whose operations are subject to a ban within the (EU)*. *Airlines listed in Annex A could be permitted to exercise traffic rights by using wet-leased airplanes of an air carrier which is not subject to an operating ban, provided that the relevant safety standards are complied with.