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Domestic Flights within Zambia

Search and buy domestic flights in Zambia with Alternative Airlines. Discover our guide to domestic flights, as well as some FAQs…

Victoria Falls between Zambia and Zimbabwe

Why book domestic flights in Zambia?

There are many national parks and tourist destinations located in Zambia. These destinations are often easily accessible from the airport. World-known natural wonder - Victoria Falls is in Livingstone, many airlines in Zambia has its operates there providing an air travel option for tourists.

Taking on a plane journey is a lot quicker than driving or on public transport. Air travel is often the most convenient way to visit the national parks in the country. Domestic travel is often a short-haul journey, taking no longer than three hours on the plane.

Which airlines fly internally in Zambia?

There are a few airlines that fly in Zambia, some fly internationally and some only serve its domestic market.

Proflight Zambia

Proflight Zambia was founded in 1991 and it's one of the best airlines in Zambia. The scheduled airline operates to many destinations in Zambia from its base Lusaka. Their destinations include Livingstone, Mfuwe, Lower Zambezi, Ndola and Solwezi.

They operate a fleet of Bombardier CRJ-100, Bombardier Dash-8 and Jetstream 41 aircraft, support both of their domestic and regional services.

Mahogany Air

Mahogany Air is a charter airline who also operates scheduled flights, serving Ndola, Livingstone and Mansa from Lusaka. The airline operates a fleet of Embraer E120 aircraft.

Skytrails Air Charter

Skytrails Air Charter is a domestic charter airline flying to multiple destinations in Zambia including Mongu, Livingstone, Lusaka, Chipata and more. Just like other airlines in Zambia, it is based at Lusaka, Zambia.

The capacity of their fleet is relatively small. It includes the Piper PA31-350 Chieftain, Skymaster, Cessna C172 XP, Cessna U206 Skywagon and Piper PA34-200T Seneca.

Zambia Airlines

Zambia Airlines is the national carrier of the Republic of Zambia. It operates domestic flights between Lusaka, Solwezi, Livingstone and Ndala, as well as international flights to Johannesburg in South Africa.

Internal Zambia Flights Check-In Time

Domestic Zambia flight's airport check-in deadline always depends on the departing airport. Customers are advised to check the airport check-in deadline at the airport. At Alternative Airlines, we recommend passengers to arrive at the airport two hours before the flight.

Skytrail Air Charter's check-in deadline is not widely available. Please check with the operating regarding this.

Here are the check-in deadlines for the airlines in Zambia:

Proflight Zambia

Online: Available between 48—1 hour before flight.

Airport: Open 90 minutes before and closes 30 minutes before flight.

Mahogany Air

Online: Not available.

Airport: Depends on the departing airport.

Domestic Flights Zambia FAQs

What travel documents do I need for domestic Zambia flights?

If you are travelling domestically in Zambia, passengers are required to have a valid photo ID, such as a passport, national registration card, a valid driving licence or a birth certificate for infants.

Can I book Internal Zambia flights online?

Yes, we offer over 600 airlines schedules on our website. You can book your next domestic flight using our search form. Just fill in all the travel details required and you will be set for your next flight!

We also let you know the cheapest day to fly using our best fare finder.

When should I arrive at the airport for my Zambia internal flight?

Check-in closes 30 minutes before scheduled departure time. However, we recommend passengers to arrive at the airport one hour 30 minutes before the flight departs, to avoid any unexpected delays.

What airlines no longer operate in Zambia?

Over the years, there have been a number of airlines that were based in Zambia but which have ceased operations. This includes Zambezi Airlines, which ceased operations in 2011. Many of the routes that the airline operated have since been taken over by the airlines above.