Demise of SAA & Air Namibia- scope for a new mini- hub – in Lusaka??

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  • sparkyflier
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    For those following flights to and from and in and around Africa, some news in late last night – which QR had mooted a few weeks ago, but the news is Qatar Airways will start DOH-LUN-HRE-LUN-DOH flights using 787 – in August.

    https://www.qatarairways.com/en/press-releases/2021/June/LunHreENG.html?activeTag=Press-releases

    Correct me if I missed it – but no word of how many flights per week. Maybe I did miss it as it was late when I read it.

    This will hit EK and ET the most I think.

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    sparkyflier
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    Airline Startup Of The Week: Zambia Airlines

    Seems it is starting after all with 3 domestic routes and 2 regional ones, using Q400 and 738.


    cwoodward
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    Not a start-up as such. In one form or another they have been around since 1964. I flew on them once a DC 10 as I recall.
    Ethiopian’s money I suspect ?

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    sparkyflier
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    It is a brand new airline but using a brand that died in the early 90s. And the money is 45% Ethiopian and the planes will be leased/borrowed from them.


    SimonS1
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    Interesting. Maybe with Ethiopian’s money it may have more longevity.


    alainboy56
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    @cwoodward

    It was, if my ancient memory serves me well called Zambia Airways, I even have a T-shirt, maybe also a baseball cap somewhere of the old set-up.
    I had a South African girlfriend in Joburg on the station staff and she used to send me things via ‘the cockpit’ on the DC-10 flight to LHR. (I’m not sure even if the flight didn’t originate in JNB)
    I used to go to the old ‘airline office’ on the 1st floor of T3 at LHR above the old arrivals area to collect my ‘goodies’.

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    sparkyflier
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    https://www.zambia-airways.com/zm-en

    Hi folks. As an update on the discussion I started a few months ago, Zambia Airways mark II is now up and flying! It started I think in December using Dash on domestic routes (Ndola, Livingstone, so far with I think Mfuwe and Solwezi planned) and regional routes to Harare and Joburg coming soon, using 738.

    Actually quite like the livery and is very much based on the Zambian flag. I wish them well and hope they flourish.

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