Proflight Zambia Records Increase in demand on Johannesburg Route

Proflight Zambia has announced an increase in demand for flight services between Lusaka and Johannesburg. The airline said it has started recording an increase in customer demand on its local and international routes after months of steep declines. Proflight Corporate Director Chitalu Kabalika said that new bookings on the Lusaka-Johannesburg route as well as local flights are now outpacing cancellations, a turning point since the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions that had devastated air travel demand. “The

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Airlines want Covid-19 restrictions eased

The Airlines Association of Southern Africa (AASA), held its 50th Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually this week.   The AGM was initially supposed to be hosted in Skukuza, in the Kruger National Park but had to be moved online due to the covid19 pandemic. In his keynote address AASA chief executive, Chris Zweigenthal highlighted the devastating effects of the Coronavirus to the aviation, travel and hospitality industries. “Two of our airline members, South African Airways and

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES OFFERS SAA A LIFE LINE

African aviation powerhouse Ethiopian Airlines has offered the ailing South African Airways a way out. South African Airways has been under business rescue and the airline according to the Department of Public Enterprises is looking evaluating offers by a number of equity partners. “The DPE will continue to assess the 20 unsolicited express of interests from private sector funders, private equity investors and partners for a future restructured SAA,” reads the statement. Ethiopian Airlines Chief

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ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES RETURNS TO VICTORIA FALLS

Ethiopian Airlines (ET) has resumed flights to Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe effective 06 October 2020. The largely popular tourist destination received an Ethiopian Airlines, Boeing 737-800 to a traditional water cannon salute. Victoria Falls is a high traffic tourist destination with endless tourist attraction in the region. The new Victoria Falls International Airport is biggest access point to the region for many foreign tourists arriving in Zimbabwe, Botswana and Zambia. Prior to the lockdown, in addition

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FASTJET TO CONNECT BULAWAYO TO JOHANNESBURG IN MID-OCTOBER

Zimbabwean value-based-airline fastjet has announced the resumption of flights between, Bulawayo and Johannesburg. Starting 14 October 2020 Fastjet will connect Zimbabwe’s second largest city Bulawayo to Johannesburg thrice weekly on Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. Flights will be departing from Johannesburg OR Tambo International at 16:15 arriving at Bulawayo JM Nkomo International at 17:35. The return flight will depart Bulawayo at 18:10 arriving at OR Tambo International Airport at 1930. An airline spokesperson stated, “We are

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