Zambia Airways launches Dar and Nairobi flights

by | Jun 13, 2024 | Flights, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia

Zambia’s national carrier, Zambia Airways, is expanding its services into East Africa with the introduction of a new regional service linking Lusaka to Dar es Salaam in Tanzania and Nairobi in Kenya.


Commencing on June 27, the flights will operate on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, stopping at Dar es Salaam and Nairobi.


The services on Tuesdays and Thursdays will fly from Lusaka to Dar es Salaam, then on to Nairobi before returning to Lusaka. On Saturdays, the flight will fly from Lusaka to Nairobi then to Dar es Salaam, from where it returns to Lusaka.


This strategic route expansion bolsters Zambia Airways’ presence in the East African travel market, aligning with the airline’s objective to improve connectivity and visibility throughout the region.


The flight schedule is as follows:



Qantas reinstates PER-JNB route


A new deal forged between Qantas and Perth Airport will pave the way for the reinstatement of the Australian airline’s Perth to Johannesburg flights as early as mid-2025.


Qantas and Perth Airport announced a landmark commercial agreement on Friday, May 31. Qantas says it will stimulate a multi-billion-dollar surge in investments, introducing new international and domestic flights to significantly boost Australia’s tourism sector. The flight is also expected to further boost inbound tourism from Australia, adding to the direct PER-JNB flights launched by SAA on April 28.


The commercial agreement at Perth Airport includes the enhancement of Terminals 3 and 4, where Qantas currently operates, increasing capacity until the new facilities are ready in 2031. Qantas had previously given the lack of space at terminals as a reason for its suspension of the Perth direct flights to Jakarta and Johannesburg.


The upgrades will also accommodate additional aircraft for ultra-long-haul flights, including the Project Sunrise Airbus A350-1000s, which is expected to begin service in 2026.


In what will be Perth’s largest-ever private infrastructure project, the plan also includes two multi-storey car parks, major roadworks, and the city’s first-ever airport hotel.