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Zambia Airlines is a newly formed airline, currently in the very early stages of start-up and is set to begin operating lights from 30th September 2021. It's the newest flag carrier for Zambia offering domestic and regional routes. Zambia has the backing of Ethiopian Airlines who has a stake in the airline, providing the airline with a fleet of aircraft, pilots and crew.

The airline will begin operations with a fleet of three aircraft, consisting of two DHC Dash-8-Q400s and one Boeing 737-800.

Zambia Airlines will plan to operate 4 regularly scheduled flights within Zambia. These destinations include Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Solwezi.

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As of September 2021, the airline has scheduled flights to the 4 destinations within Zambia. Popular destinations include Lusaka, Livingstone, Ndola and Solwezi. The airline operates regular flights to and within Zambia.

Lusaka LUN Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport
Livingstone LVI Harry Mwanga Nkumbula International Airport
Ndola NLA Simon Mwansa Kapwepwe International Airport
Solwezi SLI Solwezi Airport

Class Fares

The airline has yet to announce what cabin classes (Economy, Premium, or Business, for example) will be available, as well as what the onboard experience will be like.

What are seats like?

Seats are configured in a 3 x 3 formation depending on the aircraft.

Check-In Information

Online Check-In

Online check-in before your flight isn't required when travelling with the airline.

Airport Check-In

Zambia Airlines has yet to publish an announcement regarding recommended check-in times. However, in most instances, it is recommended that passengers arrive as early as possible, usually about 2 hours before scheduled departure.

Baggage Allowance

Checked Baggage

This information has yet to be announced. In all instances, passengers must ensure that their baggage complies with the airline's policy, otherwise may face excess baggage fees at the airport. When you book your seats through Alternative Airlines, it is easy to add an additional baggage allowance to your booking (if permitted by the airline).

Carry-On Baggage

As the airline is in an early stage of start-up, it has yet to announce what the baggage allowance will be for passengers.


As of September 2021, the airline will operate 3 aircraft:

  • 1 x Boeing 737-800 (162 passengers per aircraft)
  • 2 x DHC Dash-8-Q400 (80 passengers per aircraft)

Frequent Flyer Program

The airline does not currently offer a frequent flyer program.

Airline Alliance

The airline is not currently part of an airline alliance program.

Hub Airport

Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport

Lusaka Kenneth Kaunda International Airport (LUN) is a large international airport serving the city of Lusaka, in Zambia. It is located about 16 miles northeast of the city centre of Lusaka. As well as being a hub for Zambia Airlines, the airport is a hub for Proflight Zambia and Mahogany Air.

Top Tip: Looking for flights within Zambia? Zambia Airlines only operates scheduled flights between Lusaka and South Africa. If you’re looking for flights within Zambia, take a look at our guide to domestic flights within Zambia for more information, including an airline guide, airport information and FAQs.

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